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The Center for Children’s Initiatives (CCI) , formerly known as Child Care, Inc., champions the right of all children to start life with the best possible foundation of learning, care and health. 

Realizing the long term benefits – for children, for families and for our society – CCI works to ensure investments in quality and supports for working families to give all of our children the opportunity for a bright future.  

 What's New at CCI

On behalf of the Board, staff and constituents of the Center for Children’s Initiatives, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who made the 2015 Champions for Children Awards Luncheon a resounding success!

Master of Ceremonies Ken Rosato, Anchor WABC-TV  led the proceedings honoring: Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Chair of the Health and Hospitals Corporation Board; the New York Women’s Foundation; Carole Oshinsky, Co-Director, Infancy Leadership Circles; Kara H. Ahmed, Principal LYFE Program and Patti Lublin accepting on behalf of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Nearly 200 guests celebrated the achievements of the awardees and CCI now in its 33rd year--CCI continues to break new ground as a thought-leader and innovator, advancing best practices and strategic new investments and programs.  

We hope folks will also continue to support us year-round, as we continue to pursue our mission to see that every child gets off to a strong start. Click the photo to link to our Facebook page and additional photos.

 Building Bright Futures for Children: Newsletter 

CCI Partners Again with CEE to Release

New Proposal for Statewide Full-Day Pre-K


CCI and CEE (Campaign for Educational Equality) have released their latest proposal for ensuring adequate, appropriate, and stable funding for pre-K in New York State, Securing the Future of New York's Children: Taking the Final Steps Toward Truly Universal Prekindergarten. This proposal builds on The Roadmap for making pre-K truly universal released last year. 


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 Click here for the highlights 






To view the CCI & CEE 2013 Statewide Road map:

Click here for the Full Report

Executive Summary