Does New York State Help Pay for Child Care Expenses?

The New York State Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is a government-funded initiative that provides financial assistance to eligible families to help cover some or all of their child care costs. The program is managed by local social service districts (LSSD) and overseen by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Families who are eligible for the program can request that some or all of their child care expenses be paid, depending on their circumstances. To find out if you are eligible, you can use NYC Child Care Connect or visit the OCFS page.

You can also contact the regional office of the OCFS Child Care Services Division for more information about the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Grant Program. In-home providers and centers across New York City accept child care vouchers and offer child care services in safe and positive learning environments. The goal of the CCAP is to help Temporary Assistance (TA) families and low-income families pay for child care expenses to help them become self-sufficient. By providing your email address or phone number, you agree to be contacted by New York City regarding the results of the ACCESS NYC public benefits evaluation.