General Resources


Child Care Aware

A database to search for local childcare resources available near your home or work.

Essential Personnel Childcare

Connects essential workforce parents to childcare volunteers for low-cost or free childcare options.

NYC Dept of Education

Employees performing essential services (first responders, healthcare workers, transit staff, grocery store employees, etc.) can apply to enroll their children in an enrichment center.

Emergency Resources


Crisis Nursery

The Crisis Nursery creates a loving environment for children at a time when their primary caregivers need a safe place for them to stay. Hotline: 212-633-9300.

DOE Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

Through at least April 20th, 100 regional enrichment centers across New York City will be open to the children of critical city workers. Eligible employees include healthcare workers, transit workers, and first responders.

NYS Office of Children and Family Services

The City of New York has obtained a waiver from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services to suspend all family fees for families receiving childcare subsidy through at least April 16. This waiver also applies to childcare subsidy families receiving voucher care. All childcare subsidy cases that are due to be re-certified in March or April 2020 will be extended until May 2020. Hotline: 212-835-7610.