Children from the Bay Ridge Child Center drop off petition letters to Mayor Bloomberg.

Educators and children gathered to deliver more than 5,000 letters and petitions to Mayor Bloomberg to save their child care programs, which will be affected by the proposed city budget cuts. The cuts are shaping up to be a main point of dispute in budget negotiations between the mayor and City Council. Those negotiations are underway now and must be completed in time to finalize a budget by June 30.