Special Needs Applications are available for children who have been determined by a licensed professional (who fills out the medical forms) to have special needs and also currently receive ACS vouchers. Parents can request a special needs designation and a special needs rate for their child’s provider. Child care providers can receive a reimbursement rate once they provide child care services which are appropriate for the child and demonstrate increased costs as a result of the child care.
Please follow the instructions on the Special Needs Application (ECE-001) to request the special needs designation. To request the special needs rate, providers should complete each section of the ECE-001 and submit the current documentation of disability and/or expenses related to care. Download the Special Needs Instructions and Application form (ECE-001)
If you suspect fraud by a child care provider (or by a person posing as a provider) or by a parent, Download the Referral of Suspected Child Care Subsidy Fraud Form or contact the ECE Call Center at (212) 835-7610
Use the Eligibility Wizard to determine if you may be eligible for early care and education services. Vouchers are issued based on available funding. Download the Voucher Wait List Request Form. Should funding be available, you will be contacted.