A new digital hub created by the NYC Children’s Cabinet offers a one-stop shop of city events, programs and services designed to support the health, development and safety of children and families.
“Growing Up NYC is a wonderful digital how-to resource to help parents navigate raising children in New York City—which we all know can be tough,” first lady Chirlane McCray said Friday in a news release.
Growing Up NYC will showcase everything from parenting resources, such as classes and cash-assistance programs, to age-specific afterschool activities. It also lists developmental milestones to expect for children up to age 12. A hard-copy companion guide that highlights extended benefits for residents up to age 24 will also be available in city libraries.
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“From even before your child is born until they set out for life on their own, Growing Up NYC will be there to help,” said Council Member Stephen Levin.
As a new, first-time father Council Member Donovan Richards said “having a one-stop guide to all resources available in the city could be a lifesaver for parents who are about to dive head first into parenting."