In New York, 10,431 children under the age of three are enrolled in Early Head Start programs. During the 2012-13 school year, 45 percent of New York’s 4-year-olds were enrolled in the state-funded Universal Prekindergarten program. This number is expected to rise in coming years thanks to a major investment by the state Legislature, and the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. In March 2014, The New York Times argued that the city is now “Leading the Country on Pre-K.” However, the average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is amongst the highest in the country at $14,939.