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Choosing child care is an important decision. Safe and positive child care sets the stage for healthy growth and development.

New York State can provide financial assistance for child care to eligible families.

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Governor Hochul Announces New Online Process for New Yorkers to Choose an "X" Gender Marker on Driver License or ID

Governor Hochul announced that individuals who have a New York State driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID can use a new online process to choose "X" as a gender marker without visiting a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

Governor Hochul Announces Child Care Desert Grant Awardees Receive Nearly $70 Million in Federal Funding

Governor Hochul announced that nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts.

Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Provide Support and Resources to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

Governor Hochul signed eight pieces of legislation to provide support and resources for victims of human trafficking.