Information for Families

Information for Providers

Find Child Care Services

CHCF provides tools and information to parents to help them make the best choices for their children’s education in English as well as Spanish.

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Find Child Care Resources

Looking for child care can be challenging, but you can find support with our Early Care and Education Institute (EC&EI).

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Become a Provider

Learn the steps to become a child care provider including necessary regulation and mandatory training. Grants available to qualified applicants.

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Provider Sign-up

Sign-up online for more information on how to become a licensed child care provider, receive information on training, workshops, events, and more.

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Parents as Teachers

CHCF provides bilingual workshops on topics such as literacy and school readiness to give parents the tools to be effective teachers of their own children from the earliest years. To access CHCF’s child care resources and referral services, please contact us online here or at (212) 206-1090.

Referrals to registered and licensed child care programs, after-school programs, summer camps, and more.

Information on how to identify a quality child care program.

Guidance on how to apply for assistance with child care payments.

Recent Highlights

  • CHCF partnered with H&R Block to facilitate a tax preparation clinic for family child care providers in February. We also provided additional comprehensive technical assistance supports for clinic attendees around nutrition, health care plans, and early childhood curricula.
  • As part of citywide Child Care Resource & Referral activities, CHCF participated in two Provider Resource Days, one in the Bronx on March 7 and the other in Brooklyn on March 28. These are exciting events designed to provide a host of supports and services for family child care providers.
  • CHCF entered a unique and groundbreaking partnership with the Business Outreach Center (BOC) and Pratt Area Community Council to help us encourage the creation of new and promote the growth of existing family child care businesses in Brooklyn.

Guidance on how parents can become educated consumers by understanding what questions to ask their child care prospective programs.

Information on how to identify and report a child care program abuse or neglect.


The Early Care and Education Institute (EC&EI) provides trainings and services to established and potential child care providers looking for professional development in the early care and education field. With Spanish-speaking and culturally competent trainers, this program is a unique professional development opportunity for Latinas throughout New York City. If you are interested in becoming a New York City child care provider, or are currently a child care provider interested in taking our trainings, please contact us at (212) 206-1090.

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Provider Grants

Learn more about child care provider grants and resources to help start your child care business

Training and Workshops

CHCF provided courses, training, and workshops for those seeking to start a child care business

Personalized Technical Assistance

Intensive individualized technical assistance and home visits for child care programs. Assistance in small business development and financial literacy.

Courses and Workshops

Trainings required for New York State child care licensing, including Health and Safety and CPR. Specialized professional development in infant and toddler care, child development concepts and early education strategies.

Specialized Trainings

Health care consultancies and Medication Administration Training (MAT). Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialing program.

Financial Help

Start-up grants. Training scholarships.