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.
“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."