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CCI has recently made changes in its program and will be focusing on policy and Advocacy. Parents and providers of early childhood services should contact the NYC Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium website or call (888) 469- 5999 for assistance. For more information on our policy work, CCI will be posting updates very soon. To download our policy briefs and recent campaign materials CLICK HERE or contact Betty Holcomb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 



Champions for Children 2016

Champions has historically recognized significant achievements of individuals, organization, and corporations dedicated to quality care and education for New York City's children. Please join us Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 6 p.m. as we celebrate Champions' long standing excellence with one final reception featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music as we honor CCI for its 35 years of making a difference for New York's children and families and the New York Paid Leave Campaign for its historic victory this spring. Click here for tickers and location. Click here for opportunities to participate in our digital journal. 

 Champions for Children 2015

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.