Strengthening NYC’s
Early Childhood Education
& After-School Systems

The event began with a performance showcase featuring youth from after-school programs. Afterwards, organizers held a discussion among youth, parents, and early education and after-school program providers about concrete steps the next administration could take to strengthen and expand early childhood education and after-school programs in New York City.

Hosted by Campaign for Children


  • Associate Executive Director, Citizens' Committee for Children

  • Assistant Executive Director, Government and External Relations,
    Good Shepherd Services

  • Policy Analyst, United Neighborhood Houses

  • Director of Public Policy, The Children's Aid Society

  • Assistant Coach & Former Member, Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 Chess Team;
    Lead, Brooklyn Castle

  • Executive Director, Harlem RBI

  • Executive Director, Youth Development Institute

  • Hélène Onserud

    Program Director, Center for Family Life, SCO Family of Services

  • Jim Matison

    Executive Director, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

  • Daryl Denizard

    Participant, P.S. 64 Beacon


Event Highlights:

"We must make the Mayor-elect understand that this is not just an election slogan, but that it's really time to change -- and that the place that makes the biggest difference is investing in early childhood education."

- Jim Matison, Executive Director, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

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