Advocates gathered in Albany to call for more child care funding.
Over 200 parents and child care providers saying they're frustrated over the Governor's proposed budget. The group cites New York's high child care costs and lack of adequate funding for the statewide failures.
Close to 80-percent of people who qualify for child care assistance never get the help they need. Protesters had a strong message to legislators this session.
"We're in the year 2019 and with the cost of living increasing, there is nothing happening with child care,” said Rena Daycare Center Board President Lateefah Abdul-Jabbaar. “I want them to think about how they got to where they are. There was someone who taught them besides their parents, there was someone who put a spark in them that go them where they are."
Advocates are calling for $100 million in critical funding.