Early Childhood Education and Care- An Analysis of Successful Child Care Models  
The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the vital role early childhood care and education programs play in supporting the working families that keep our economy running. Through the American Rescue Plan, New York is poised to provide more than $1.8 billion to child care providers, families, and employers to meet ongoing needs. While this historic investment will extend much needed relief, it is also an opportunity for transformative action. We are pleased to announce our most recent study, funded by The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, The United Way of Broome County, and the Community Foundation.  Working with Sophia Geringswald, a graduate student in the Binghamton University MPA program, we funded research in to successful child care/early childhood education models and developed recommendations for New York’s early childhood care and education system.

2021 COVID-19 Needs Assessment

In August 2021 we re-surveyed organizations in the region regarding their needs as the pandemic continued.  Follow this link to see a summary of the results.

Community Assessment -Fostering Leadership in the CFSCNY Region

In early 2019 we again contracted with Horn Research to conduct a regional qualitative assessment of the barriers preventing and potential strategies to address four key areas: a Potential Impending Leadership Gap; Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; Workforce; and Economic Development.

The new community assessment will inform our grant making, convening, and strategic alliances going forward.

2015 Regional Needs Assessment

In 2015 we contracted for a comprehensive needs assessment which informed our grant making and strategic planning from 2015 to 2018. These findings are still relevant to the needs of our communities and our grantmaking and convening activities.

Click here to find the 2015 assessments for: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga Counties, and for the resources and reports used, for further reading.

Click here for a two-page summary.

Scatter Maps of Needs Assessment Related Services
These maps, by county, show services available to address identified community needs. They are intended to help you identify where and what services are available in selected categories.

Sincere thanks to Martha Engle, recent graduate of the Binghamton University MPA Program, for the year’s worth of work it took to make these maps!