Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children Final Report

Upcoming Event- Coming to the Table: Immigrant Women and Food

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall. 55 West 13th Street, Room I202. A tasting event and panel discussion presented by Feet in 2 Worlds. Celebrate immigrant women and ethnic food traditions. Taste foods from Haiti, Bangladesh, Jordan, and other nations. Learn how immigrant women support their families, create community, and maintain culture in a new country - through cooking, growing, selling, shopping for, and serving food. This event is at capacity and no more RSVPs are being accepted. WATCH LIVESTREAM»

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Surveillance CityMONDAY, JUL. 28, 2014

Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care and Education

In October 2012, New York City launched EarlyLearnNYC, a plan that would upend its system for providing subsidized child care to working class and low-income families. The goal was to take the city's sprawling assortment of child care programs and blend them into a unified, holistic spectrum of early education services for children from 6 weeks through 4 years old. Two years in, the results are mixed. This report draws on dozens of interviews and program observations, providing a series of recommendations for reform. READ MORE » DOWNLOAD PDF»

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Surveillance CityTUESDAY, JUN. 18, 2014

Surveillance City: The War On Drugs In Urban Neighborhoods

The War On Drugs has created a powerful surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. High-tech techniques criminalize entire blocks and transform informal community networks into liabilities for local residents as police use family relationships to demand information, pursue suspects and threaten incarceration. The presumption of criminality takes a relentless toll. Join our 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, sociologist Alice Goffman, who spent six years studying the effects of pervasive policing. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO»

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Early Edtuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

Big Dreams for NY's Youngest Children: The Future of Early Care and Education

With the creation of EarlyLearnNYC in 2012, New York City reinvented its system for subsidized early care and education for children from low-income families. Now, as the city launches an expanded Pre-K network for 4-year-olds, what will happen to subsidized child care for younger kids? Can the reform vision of EarlyLearn be put fully into action and sustained? A conversation with experts in the field and the release of findings from a new Center for New York City Affairs report on early care and education. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO»

Child Welfare Watch Blog

Child Welfare Watch Blog Child Welfare Watch provides in-depth investigative reporting, news and analysis on children and family services. We track the real-life impact of public policy and reform initiatives. Visit our CHILD WELFARE WATCH BLOG »


Feet in Two Worlds

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In some Caribbean immigrant communities, particularly among Haitians, lighter-skinned people are often referred to as "stush" or "uptown," and are believed to be wealthier and more successful because of the shade of their skin. READ MORE »

Insideschools.org Blog

Insideschools.orgOur guide to pre-kindergarten: The city is greatly expanding pre-k education for 4 year olds. Insideschools has developed this guide to help you find a high-quality pre-kindergarten program for your child. READ MORE »

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