Gov. Cuomo Launches Child Care Availability Task Force

Andrew Cuomo New York Governor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Child Care Availability Task Force on Wednesday. The governor created the task force as part of its 2018 Women’s Agenda.

Last year, Cuomo signed into law the Avella/Jaffe bill to establish a Child Care Availability Task Force. It is responsible for examining children’s needs and the barriers to accessing childcare. The task force is also responsible for assessing the impact of childcare access on the workforce, economic development, and childcare quality.

New York is committed to providing affordable and quality childcare 

In a statement, Cuomo said “Every parent should be able to go to work without worrying if their children are getting the care they deserve.” He added that “affordable and quality childcare” is important to working families. It is also vital to “strengthening” the State of New York’s economy.

On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, commented, “As a mother, I know how important it is to have access to quality child care to help balance responsibilities at work and at home.”