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MCC News & Updates

News from the FRC: Child Tax Credit and Parenting Focus Groups

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the EA Day of Action on the Child Tax Credit a success.

At MCC, we believe that everyone should have the ability to provide for and care for their family and the expanded Child Tax Credit does just that! It is good for children, good for families, good for businesses, and good for New York’s recovery. Unless Congress takes action, the expanded Child Tax Credit will expire at the end of the year. You can help to expand the Child Tax Credit by calling and emailing President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to tell them you want the Child Tax Credit saved.

Visit edalliance.org/savethectc to learn more and for a phone script to call your representatives!

From Our Partners: The NY Council on Children and Families

Your help is needed! We (The Council and CHSR) are setting up virtual and in-person parent focus groups to hear from parents and caregivers about their experiences with child care and early childhood programs and services.

WHEN: Focus groups will be held in October, November & December 2021.

WHERE: Focus Groups will be held throughout the state. The details for your region can be found here:  https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/. Fliers attached (in English and Spanish) have embedded links to this page and can be sent via email.

WHO can participate:  Parents and caregivers of children ages newborn through five years old – including mothers, fathers, foster parents, grandparents, and other relatives.

The same zoom link for each of the virtual focus groups will be used.  Each person who participates will receive a $25 Target gift card (can be used online or in stores).

We have scheduled 2 focus groups in Spanish -STATEWIDE:

11/23/21 at 8pm
11/29/21 at 10am

We also have 2 tentative sign language focus groups – STATEWIDE:

11/19/21 at 10am
11/20/21 at 8pm

Website link will have confirmed date, https://www.ccf.ny.gov/council-initiatives/nysb5/.

Questions? Please reach out to Erin Berical, eberical@albany.edu or call her at (518) 591-8615.