Adams signs child care bills to support working parents and guardians


New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed on Wednesday a package of seven bills designated to help struggling families, working parents, guardians and caregivers in the city.

Two bills in particular — Intros 487-A and 485-A — contribute to the mayor’s Accessible, Equitable, High-Quality, Affordable: A Blueprint for Child Care & Early Education plan by establishing accessible portals for child care subsidies, as well as a directory of child care programs across the city.

“Today, we are signing a package of seven child care bills to reaffirm our administration’s commitment to our city’s families and children and to say to working mothers and families that you are not alone,” said Mayor Adams in a statement Nov. 9. “Raising a family in New York City should not be impossible, and today we are providing families with the support of an entire city in helping to raise their children. We know that nothing holds back opportunities or success at work more than lack of child care in this city, so this slate of legislation will even the playing field by supporting mothers and families.”