“I’m glad to hear that City Hall is taking seriously the need to rapidly scale up child care supervision, and enrichment so that families will have support on the days students will be learning remotely. Finding the space and the staffing needed to serve the 100,000 children each day who will need supervision and age-appropriate enrichment activities while they are not in the classroom is a huge undertaking, but essential to supporting working families. 

“Ensuring that employers make reasonable accommodations for parents and pushing for funding at the federal and state level to help child care centers manage the high costs of reopening safely will also be critical to making the fall work for all families. The Mayor’s announcement today is a good step forward to fill the gaps in the proposed staggered school schedule, and these further steps will be needed to ensure that the fall does not deepen the inequality divide in our city.”