City of New York creates Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams reaffirmed the city’s commitment to families by creating the Mayor’s Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education.


The new office will be led by Executive Director Dr. Michelle Paige and builds off of Mayor Adams’ Blueprint for Child Care and Early Childhood Education by focusing on ensuring New York City families have access to equitable, high-quality, and affordable early education and care.


The office will lead strategy and coordinate planning among city agencies; foster innovation in partnership with families, providers, experts, and the private sector; and promote effective communication, policy advocacy, and public engagement.


Dr. Paige began her professional journey as a New York City Board of Education early childhood and elementary school teacher in Queens for several years before transitioning to early childhood leadership positions at Children’s Aid and Union Settlement.


Dr. Paige earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from St. John’s University, Master of Science in Education from CUNY Queens College, and Doctor of Education in executive leadership from St. John Fisher University.


Dr. Paige will report to First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright.


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