Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi along with childcare providers and advocates rallied in Forest Hills at MacDonald Park Tuesday, May 18, to celebrate the game-changing investments made in early care and education in the state’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget.
Hevesi joined providers from Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY at MacDonald Park located at 8720 Queens Blvd.
“This year’s budget victories provided a one-time opportunity to save providers impacted in the pandemic, and lay the groundwork for systemic change to make childcare more accessible for all,” said Hevesi, chair of the Committee on Children and Families. “The state must do the right thing and implement these funds immediately, and in full. Our economic recovery, our providers and our children are depending on it.”