The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) would like to acknowledge the following people for their time, effort, and contributions to this report:
Early Care and Learning Council Carol Saginaw, Executive Director Janaki Parthasarathy, Data Services Specialist Sage Ruckterstuhl, Program Services Director Louise Stoney, Co-Founder, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance Jeff Lorber, Intern
Department of Labor Pat Fahy, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Laura Close, Principal Statistician in the Division of Research and Statistics
Fiscal Policy Institute Trudi Renwick, Senior Economist
Center for Law and Social Policy Danielle Ewen, Director, Child Care & Early Education
The Children’s Institute Lori Van Auken, Director, Community Partnerships & Resource Development Gillian Young-Miller, Project Coordinator
Consortium for Worker’s Education Tarmo Kirsimae, Director of Child Care Administration
Workforce Development Institute – Capital Region Sue Hains, Director Health & Human Service Programs
Empire Justice Center Susan Antos, Senior Attorney - Public Benefits, Child Care & Child Support Michael Mulé, Attorney - Civil Rights, Disability Rights, Language Access
Mills Consulting Group, Inc.
Goodman Research Group, Inc.
OCFS would especially like to thank Janaki Parthasarthy from the Early Care and Learning Council, formerly known as the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council, and Louise Stoney, co-founder of the Alliance for Early Childhood Finance, for their work as the lead authors of an earlier draft of this report.