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.
ACS Resource Areas (RAs) support low-income families seeking child care assistance. There are three borough-based offices that families can visit in-person for support with your child care application or enrollment - the John Street RA (for families in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island); the Queens RA, and the Bronx RA.
ACS Resource Areas are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. Please check back here for updates regarding reopening. While our offices are closed, please use the email links below to contact us for any ACS Voucher Child Care issues:
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.