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For Immediate Release

Contact: Angelica Pascacio / 518-455-5511 / pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us

April 27, 2012

 ***PRESS RELEASE***

 New York State Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro
Hosts
Town Hall Meeting on Childcare Services

“Childcare services are one of the major sources of income in my district and other communities across New York City. These issues represent a critical challenge for these small business owners to provide such a needed service and even remain profitable,” Assemblyman Castro expressed.

Several panelists from the different city agencies that oversee childcare services participated in the Town Hall Meeting to listen to the concerns and respond to the many questions of childcare providers. These panelists represented: the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Human Resources Administration (HRA).

More than 100 people attended the event including childcare providers, parents, and other members of the community. “I feel very committed to advocate for these childcare providers who work hard to provide a high quality service and serve our community.  It is important to recognize the significant role childcare providers play in early childhood development and provide the necessary funding to ensure that our children receive the highest quality care possible,” added Assemblyman Castro.

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For any questions or to schedule an interview, contact Angelica Pascacio at 718-933-6909 or 518-455-5511 or pascacioa@assembly.state.ny.us.

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