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Thousands of Toddlers Homeless in NY, Thousands of Free Child Care Seats Empty

01.28.2015 | Epoch Times | Some 9,000 children six years old and younger are homeless in New York City, states a report by the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs, released Wednesday. The report points out homeless children would benefit the most from city-funded child care programs, but often don’t because of lack of communication between the agency responsible for the child care program, Administration for Children’s Services, and the agency responsible for the shelters, Department of Homeless Services. The city doesn’t track how many homeless children enroll in its child care system, according to Jennifer Pringle, NYS-TEACHS project director, and the shelters focus more on looking for permanent housing than child care for their clients. Read article