Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing a measure that would ease the burden of rising child care costs on parents.
Gillibrand's proposal would nearly triple the current federal child care tax credit and make it refundable.
City families are already eligible for up to $1,050 for federal child care tax credits for one child.
Gillibrand wants to increase that number to $3,000.
She's also proposing a child care tax deduction.
According to new data from the Office of Child and Family Services, the average family in the city spends more than $15,000 for infant child care every year, more than $12,000 for a toddler and nearly $11,000 for a school-aged child.