Board Meeting Docs – November 2018

Thank you so much for entering the Board Portal. Your documents for the next board meeting are linked below. TCA Board Agenda 11.29.2018 TCA Board Mnutes 9.20.2018 Board workplan simplified 11-18 Development update to Board_Nov2018 October 2018 Financial Statement Goals and Results 2018 Annual...

A Cal-Mum Case Study: County Lines and Child Care Costs

Imagine two families who live a half an hour southwest of Rochester, NY. Jessica and Christopher Smith live with their two young children in the Village of Caledonia, in the northwest corner of Livingston County, while Jessica’s sister Ashley and her husband Joshua Miller are less than 2 miles away with their two young children in Mumford, part of the Town of Wheatland in Monroe County. All four parents are in their late twenties, graduates of Caledonia-Mumford High School, and have decided to live in that community to be close to one another and near friends and family. Each family has 1 and 3 year old children, and when their kids reach school-age, they’ll attend Caledonia-Mumford schools, just like their parents. Each parent works in full-time jobs, but still struggle to cover expenses each month. Both families make $40,000 a year apiece, which puts them just below 160% of the poverty threshold. The only difference between these two families are their addresses. Given their work statuses, family incomes, and children’s ages, both families qualify for child care assistance. New York State’s income-eligible child care subsidy program is funded by a combination of federal, state, and county tax dollars, and is directly administered by New York State’s counties. This program is designed to help low-income parents remain in the workforce while raising young children. Center based infant child care in New York State is over $15,000 per year, according to Child Care Aware of America. Without assistance, the cost of child care can be so great that it makes little financial sense for a parent with young children to work....
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