Families must be income eligible (up to 200% State Income Standard) and meet one of the following reasons for care:
Visit EarlyLearn NYC page on the DOE website to understand your options, find a program that is right for your family, and enroll your child.
At this time there is a waitlist for vouchers. Families can be added to the voucher waitlist by completing the Voucher Waitlist Form.
If you are receiving Cash Assistance from the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and employed or participating in a work activity and would like HRA to help pay for child care, you may visit your local HRA Job Center. View more information on HRA child care. Parents and guardians receiving a Cash Assistance benefit who are employed or engage in work-related activities (required or voluntary), including those in school, may be eligible for child care. If eligible for child care, parents and guardians have the right to appropriate, affordable, accessible, and suitable child care. HRA will never require you to use a specific provider but can help you find one that is best for you if you need one.