Provides care for children, between the ages of 6 weeks and 13 years, in licensed day care center, school age child care programs, group family day care homes, registered family day care homes, and informal child care programs. Families must meet income and program eligibility guidelines to receive child care services.
Child care may be provided: to help parents to work, attend eligible education/training programs or attend mental health or substance abuse treatment programs, when the parents are unable to provide child care due to illness or incapacity or as part of a child protective or preventive case service plan (without regard to income).
All individuals applying for child care who meet the appropriate criteria must complete the following NYS Local DSS application: LDSS-2921. Have questions? Call the Child Care Unit at (631) 854-3349.