Child care for babies & toddlersEarlyLearn Child Care
NYC Department of Education
EarlyLearn NYC is free or low-cost child care and education for children six weeks to four years old. There are hundreds of locations across NYC offering services in safe and positive learning environments.
Apply in person
Use the EarlyLearn NYC program finder and choose a provider.
Download the application, visit the program of your choice to pick one up, or call 311 and request one be mailed to you.
Complete the application and submit it with required the documents to the EarlyLearn NYC Child Care program site of your choice.
If your child is approved for a seat in an EarlyLearn NYC center, ACS and the program will contact you about when your child can start attending. If your child is eligible, but the program has no vacancies, you may be placed on a waiting list.
If you are receiving benefits from the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and would like to enroll in an EarlyLearn NYC program, visit your assigned Job Center.