May 9, 2019
CBO Centers are essential to educating NYC’s young children
Community-based organization (CBOs) programs provide services for most young children enrolled in the city-funded early childhood education system — particularly those with high economic need.
Over 70% of CBO Pre-K teachers are people of color, while just 40% of DOE Pre-K teachers are people of color, according to the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University.
BA certified teacher salary gap progression
MA certified teacher salary gap progression
Pay disparity among CBO and DOE teachers widens over time according to the most recent UFT Teachers Contracts and DC 1707 Contract.
We urge Mayor de Blasio and the Department of Education to end pay disparity and to build a stable birth-to-5 early education system that invests in high-quality programs. An investment in CBO teachers and essential program components is an investment in children, families, and communities.
Click on each button to learn more about the important role CBOs play in each borough.
Bronx Young Children Enrolled in Contracted Services by Setting
Brooklyn Young Children Enrolled in Contracted Services by Setting
Manhattan Young Children Enrolled in Contracted Services by Setting
Queens Young Children Enrolled in Contracted Services by Setting