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The New York State Office of Children and Family Services also provides support for people and organizations that are interested in starting day care programs in their communities.

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

Child Care Aware of America offers a comprehensive website of materials for people thinking about opening a child care business.


The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.


The Family Child Care Association of New York State is a non-profit, professional statewide organization dedicated to supporting family child care providers and associations.

National Association for the Education of Young Children Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research.

The National Child Care Association (NCCA) supports providers, educators and child care centers of all sizes through education, support and lobbying.

Redleaf Press is a wonderful child care business resource catalog, including Calendar Keepers

Early Childhood Educational Training Program: Early Childhood Education and Training Program; EIP (training grant), Webcast registration, MAT certification information- SUNY   


VOICE CSEA a union made up of and working for family childcare providers from across New York State


Tom Copeland’s Blog-- “Taking Care of Business” A blog about running a family child care business; focusing on the business side, including record keeping, taxes, contract, legal, insurance, money management and retirement planning.


Aspire is New York State's registry and statewide training calendar for early childhood and school age professionals. Teachers, providers, directors, trainers and anyone who works with children can use Aspire to keep track of important information about their career, including education, employment history and other professional development or contributions. Aspire can also help early childhood and school age professionals plan and find professional development that will enrich their practice.

Docs for Tots Here’s a list of resources and tools that you can use to improve your practice, empower yourself and others, and advocate for necessary change. See the tabs below for specific resources for Doctors, Early Childhood Providers, Families, and Advocates. Click here: Resources - Docs for Tots

Starbridge Partnering with individuals who have disabilities and their families to achieve success in education, employment, and healthy living.

Family Legal Care Justice for all. One family at a time. Family Legal Care offers unrepresented parents and caregivers the legal support and guidance they need to navigate New York State Family Court. Free- No income requirement

Who We Serve Family Legal Care provides unrepresented litigants with free legal services on cases involving child support, custody and visitation, paternity, guardianship, and domestic violence. Our clients are mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers, sisters and guardians who care. On top of often grueling work schedules and difficult family situations, they come to us to learn about family law and how to best advocate for themselves and their families in court; they come to provide the children in their lives with a safe home, economic security and emotional stability.



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