Sarah Cobb, deputy commissioner for child care and Head Start at the Administration of Children’s Services, resigned only five months on the job. Cobb said she is departing to fulfill family obligations.
Cobb, who doesn’t have a child care background, was a lawyer and nonprofit consultant before joining the department. Still, child care providers and advocates had a good first impression. “She is always willing to listen to and talk to people,” said Andrea Anthony, executive director of the Day Care Council of New York City. “If she had stayed a little bit longer we probably would have a kinder system.”