Challenges & Opportunities

Despite a declining infant mortality rate, disparities between neighborhoods are widening, with a rate nearly double the average in high poverty neighborhoods.

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Targeting key neighborhoods with high infant mortality rates, implementing social and structural supports before, during, and after pregnancy, and giving every four-year-old access to free, full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten will help bridge this gap.

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Nurture and protect all infants so they thrive during their first year of life and beyond.

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Offer free, full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten for every four year-old to ensure all New York children have the opportunity to enter elementary school with a solid foundation for future success.

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Develop a comprehensive plan for high-quality early childcare.