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.
- EarlyLearn NYC is available for families who qualify for free or low-cost care
- Services are available for children with special needs
- Children can play, learn, and build skills to prepare for kindergarten and beyond
- Eligibility is based on your family’s income, size, and needs
- Families who do not get Cash Assistance or are not in foster care or homeless will need to pay a family share based on income
EarlyLearn programs have income and other eligibility requirements. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.
With a few questions, we can help you find out if you may be eligible.
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It’s important to include the right documents when you apply. Your documents show whether the program is right for you.
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