Many Boro Park families will still have somewhere safe to leave their kids, thanks to rescue funding from the City Council, Councilmember Brad Lander announced today. Bais Yaakov Day Care Center faced the likelihood of closing its doors due to budget cuts proposed by Mayor Bloomberg.
Backed by a committed coalition of children’s advocates, Councilmember Lander and other City Council Members pressed for restorations to the childcare budget. Their success in this effort will ensure that more Boro Parkchildren will receive quality child care. Boro Park is gaining an additional 300 seats from last year.
“I am thrilled that Bais Yaakov, Yeled V’Yalda, and many other organizations will be able to continue providing outstanding child care and education for hundreds of families of Borough Park,” said Councilmember Lander. “No child should be denied a safe place to go when their parents are at work.”