for Parents

Are you in need of child care but limited on time?  Did you know that a Child Care Specialist can email, fax, mail or give you licensed/registered child care provider referrals over the phone? Once you contact the Day Care Council of New York, Inc. 

A child care specialist will ask you some basic information regarding your child care needs, after the information is collected (all information remains confidential) the child care specialist will get a provider listing together that meets your family’s needs.

Contact The Day Care Council of New York with any questions and speak to a Child Care Specialist by calling 212.206.7818, or emailing:  

You can also search for appropriate child care by searching our database at: Https://Orm.Naccrraware.Net/Orm/OrmHome.Action?Uid=25F8HVPTL7LCHWD


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Please continue only if you have a child aged 12 or under.  If your children are currently in child care, if you are looking for child care, or if you have used child care in the past, we want to hear from you!  

The information we gather will help Child Care Resource & Referral agencies across NY State improve their services to children and families.  

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What to Look For in a Child Care Program or Provider

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Consumer Education for Parents

  • NYC Admin. for Children's Services
  • Family WatchDog Website

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