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Hochul announces $1.72M boost for SUNY child care

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Governor Kathy Hochul has unveiled plans to add 200 spots across high-demand SUNY campus child care centers, backed by $1.72 million in increased funding.

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This commitment, a highlight from Hochul’s 2023 budget, seeks to provide students, faculty, and staff across all SUNY campuses with greater access to top-tier child care facilities. “Investing in these centers not only nurtures the development of our youngest citizens but also supports the SUNY community in their pursuit of higher education, balancing family and career,” Hochul remarked.

The funding boost is distributed among several SUNY community colleges, including Broome, Dutchess, Genesee, and Westchester, among others. With the inclusion of this initiative, SUNY’s annual investment in child care services exceeds $6 million. Assemblymember Patricia Fahy echoed the governor’s sentiments, emphasizing the significant impact of affordable, reliable childcare on SUNY students juggling academics, work, and family responsibilities.



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