The New York City Department of Health voted to allow 3,000 Day Care Centers to reopen with strict safety guidelines in place.
New York City plans to reopen 3,000 child care centers as it proceeds through the third phase of reopening during COVID 19 pandemic..
“This decision is rooted in health as well as equity. Data show that white and wealthy parents are more likely to have job flexibility or to hire independent caregivers, while these options may not be the same for Black, Brown and low-income families,” stated Dr. Oxiris Barbot.”We don’t want any New Yorker to have to choose informal or illegal child care; every child deserves a safe place where they can learn and grow.”
Childcare centers are not mandated to open on July 13, but can open if they are ready.
“A lot of work has been done in the past few weeks to prepare,” de Blasio said. “It’s important to tell people that child care centers will open as soon as Monday because for a lot parents this will be very important to their plans.”