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Child Care

Help Finding Child Care

Free and low cost child care options in the New York City area.


Find a handout about child care for children ages 0-3 here.

Find a handout about child care for children ages 3-5 here.


Encuentra información sobre el cuidado de niños edades 0-3 aquí.

Encuentra información sobre el cuidado de niños edades 3-5 aquí


New York City Child Care Connect

Comprehensive information on finding and choosing day care for all ages of children in New York City.


Website provides links to…


1. Finding pre-k for your child:


2. Administration for Children’s services (provides Family Day Care services, Group Day Care services, and Head Start Program):


3. Office of Children and Family Services (search to find child care programs):

Center for Children’s Initiatives

CCI advocates for the care and development needs of children from birth through school age. On their website, under the tab labeled “policy links and resources,” CCI provides useful child development and education resources (

Child Care Aware

Information on finding quality child care in your area, with information on costs and much other helpful information. Simply enter your zip code to find your local referral source at (800) 424-2246.

Child Development Support Corporation

Assists Brooklyn families by helping them find quality child care, emergency food, training in becoming a child care provider, youth services, emergency food, and more. Contact them by phone for free help finding child care. Spanish services too.

Chinese-American Planning Council

Twelve day care and after school centers as well as many other social services for Chinese-speaking people. Search under programs for more information about what the organization offers. Locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. (212) 941-0920.

Committee for Hispanic Children and Families

Parent counselors can help with day care referrals. Their referral specialist will explain types of child care options available to you, search for NYC programs in locations convenient for you, and send you a list of customized information . (212) 206-1090.

Day Care Council of NY Inc.

Find child care in your area by using the search tool on their website. Search by zip code to find childcare centers near you at (212) 206-7818.

New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium

Services include resources and referrals to help parents access quality child care, training, technical assistance, fingerprinting, and support to help child care programs. Also provides answers to child care questions and help with applying for child care subsidies. (888) 469-5999.


NYC Department for the Aging – Grandparent Resource Center

Provides information and assistance to people who are raising grandchildren and other young relatives. Call 311 for more information.

Union Settlement Association

Sponsors seven child care locations in East Harlem emphasizing quality–Head Start, wholesome meals, health services, and more. 237 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029 (212) 828-6000.

YMCA of New York

Provide programs for children of all ages in more than 20 locations throughout New York City.