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Choosing child care is an important decision. You can learn about choices in these short Child Care Options videos. Safe and positive child care sets the stage for healthy growth and development. It takes time, patience and understanding of what to look for when selecting child care. You know the needs of your child and family. However, you may need assistance in matching those needs to available resources. That is why OCFS is proud to share with you the supports that we have put in place to assist you in making this important decision.

General Info

The New York State Council on Children and Families has updated the NYS Early Childhood Family Guide on early childhood services to include information on a range of supports for families.

Help Paying for Child Care

Finding Quality Child Care

Child Care Plans



Health and Safety

Emergency Planning