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Creating a Continuum of High Quality Services for Children Birth to Five Years

April 23, 2015

Time:12:00 am

A high quality continuum of early care and education services for children birth to five years is critical for their long-term success in school and life. The current Administration has a broad vision for developing this continuum, bringing together City agencies to create a seamless system of services for families with young children. The City has already undertaken an unprecedented expansion of prekindergarten for four-year-olds. Now, attention is also being paid to children under the age of four in an effort to more effectively align the City¹s policies and programs. Toward this end, in October 2014, the New York City Early Care and Education Task Force was convened by Mayor Bill de Blasio to develop actionable recommendations focused on strengthening early care and education services for children zero to three years of age, as part of an integrated and high quality system for children before they start school.

Join us for a discussion of the role of the Mayor’s Office and key City agencies in implementing the Administration’s vision for early care and education for all children from birth to age five. Panelists will address actions currently being taken to enhance and integrate services and will also speak to the recommendations recently developed by the Early Care and Education Task Force. Specific topics will include: workforce issues and professional development, quality assurance, family engagement, and opportunities for assisting children to make successful transitions as they grow.


  • How the City will work to create a coordinated, integrated and high quality continuum for children birth to age five
  • Opportunities for public-private partnerships in implementing this continuum of early care and education services
  • How the philanthropic community can prepare to respond to the changes proposed by the City


  • Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor, NYC Health and Human Services
  • Gladys Carrion, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
  • Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Josh Wallack, Chief Strategy Officer, NYC Department of Education
  • Jacqueline Jones (Moderator), President and CEO, Foundation for Child Development

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April 23, 2015
12:00 am