Child Care

A strong child care system is the backbone of a strong city—with it, parents can work, care providers earn a living wage, and children don’t get left behind. Robin Hood is fighting for New York's youngest to have a strong start in life.



The number of children ages 0-3 living below the poverty line in NYC.



More than half of NYC families with children age four and under can’t afford child care.



The percentage of New Yorkers living in child care deserts


Streamlining enrollment efforts so more eligible New Yorkers receive child care assistance.

Ensuring parents who work variable hours can access child care by ending the state’s practice of tying child care assistance to parents’ exact hours of work. Read our memo supporting New York’s decoupling bill.


Increasing child care subsidies to lessen the financial burden on families.


Supporting training initiatives that strengthen the child care workforce, and advocate for better pay.