The Early Care &

Education Institute

The Early Care and Education Institute provides culturally-informed, bilingual professional development to Family Child Care educators, to strengthen the quality of early care and learning to children in New York City.

We partner with parents and providers to bring the best resources for children

3000
Annual child care providers CHCF's Supports
14,000
The number of children those child care providers support in our communities

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.

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).

Become a Provider

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

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.