Market Rates

The child care rate information below is shared with you as a guideline only in pricing the cost of child care in New York City. These are ‘market rates’ published by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) which are the maximum rates that child care providers are paid by New York State. As of December, 2011

Note: These market rates do not represent a general market minimum or maximum price. As with any service, please note that child care services vary widely in pricing. Use the chart below to get a general idea of the cost of child care in NYC.

DAY CARE CENTER

AGE LENGTH WEEKLY DAILY
Infant Full-Day $330.00 $52.00
Toddler Full-Day $255.00 $47.00
Preschool Full-Day $217.00 $40.00
School Age Full-Day $210.00 $37.00
Infant Part-Day   $35.00
Toddler Part-Day   $31.00
Preschool Part-Day   $27.00
School Age Part-Day   $25.00

 

GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE

AGE LENGTH WEEKLY DAILY
Infant Full-Day $199.00 $37.00
Toddler Full-Day $185.00 $36.00
Preschool Full-Day $175.00 $35.00
School Age Full-Day $175.00 $35.00
Infant Part-Day   $25.00
Toddler Part-Day   $24.00
Preschool Part-Day   $23.00
School Age Part-Day   $23.00

 

REGISTERED FAMILY DAY CARE

AGE LENGTH WEEKLY DAILY
Infant Full-Day $160.00 $32.00
Toddler Full-Day $160.00 $30.00
Preschool Full-Day $150.00 $32.00
School Age Full-Day $150.00 $30.00
Infant Part-Day   $21.00
Toddler Part-Day   $20.00
Preschool Part-Day   $21.00
School Age Part-Day   $20.00

 

SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD CARE

The rate of payment for child care services provided to a child determined to have special needs is the actual cost of care up to the statewide limit of the highest weekly, daily, part-day or hourly market rate for child care services in the State, as applicable, based on the amount of time the child care services are provided per week regardless of the type of child care provider used or the age of the child.

The highest full time market rate in the State is:

WEEKLY PART-DAY DAILY HOURLY
$338 $39 $59.00 $18.14