Episode 9 - Stevie Vargas and the state of child care in New York State

Raising Rochester

Feb 2 2022 • 42 mins

Stevie Vargas joins Raising Rochester for our first episode of 2022. Stevie is Upstate Campaign Coordinator for the Alliance for Quality Education, and works to organize communities across New York State to ensure that all students receive a high quality education regardless of ZIP code. AQE has also emerged as a leader to implement universal child care in New York State.

The conversation focuses on the state of child care in New York, Stevie’s personal challenges accessing and maintaining child care, and the 2022-23 state budget.


Alliance for Quality Education

The Children’s Agenda’s new Barriers to Care report

Empire State Campaign for Child Care