At a Glance: Emerging Programs

A quick guide to new city and state programs promoting social and emotional health among the youngest New Yorkers.

Initiatives Number Served City & State Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Lead Agencies/Partners
Therapies to Keep Young Kids Out of Foster Care To be determined $7.4 million (new funding) ACS; foster care preventive agencies; therapeutic programs
QUALITYstarsNY 26,000 kids in FY15; expansion in FY16 $4 million total; $2.5 million increase from FY15 QUALITYstarsNY; ECAC; NY Early Childhood PDI; NYSED; OCFS
Newborn Home Visiting in Family Shelters 2,000 newborns in homeless shelters $2.3 million (new funding) DOHMH; DHS
City's First Readers 200,000 children over FY15 $1.5 million (also received $1.5 in FY15) City Council; early literacy programs
Mental Health Under 5 4,000 children in FY15 $1.25 million (longstanding funding) City Council; DOHMH
Talk to Your Baby Book bundles for 200,000 families $1 million (new funding) DOHMH; Children's Cabinet
Trauma Training for Day Care Teachers 75 teachers trained $329,000 (Aug 2014 - Sept 2015) UNH; NYCCD; High Impact Partnering
Medicaid Reform 700,000 children 0-5 statewide in FY17 N/A DOH; DOHMH; Children’s Medicaid Redesign Team
Early Intervention Reform 70,000 children each year None - privately funded ECAC; DOH's EICC; OMH; DOHMH
Infant Mental Health Credential To be determined None - privately funded MI Assoc. for Infant Mental Health; NYS Assoc. for Infant Mental Health
The Pyramid Model To be determined None - funding from federal grant ECAC; CSEFEL
Infant Court Project To be determined None - privately funded CCI; Bronx Family Court; OCA
ABC Parenting Program To be determined To be determined ACS; Power of Two; Stony Brook University