As the economy reopens, the need for reliable, safe, affordable, and accessible childcare, is a growing concern facing our local workforce. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center (DICC) to express their concern for the lack of childcare available in New York State and across the country and their support for a proposed $50 billion childcare spending bill as part of the next federal relief package.

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Left to right: Heather McDaniel, TCAD President; Martha Robertson, Tompkins County Legislator; Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of NYS; Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator; Denise Gomber, DICC Executive Director; Sue Dale-Hall, CEO of the Child Development Council of Tompkins County; Danielle Green, DICC Staff Member. Image from Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul’s Facebook page.