We're here to help! Call our caring, knowledgeable and bilingual staff to register for our events, for referrals to services and resources and for help and guidance with home-based childcare!
Download the calendar of our professional development offerings for the year, including Coaching and Responsive Engagement (CARE), Special Needs Professional Development series, Professional Learning Mini Series, CPR & First Aid and 5-hour Health & Safety Training
From April 29 – May 5, 2019, unplug from screen-based entertainment and let your imagination run wild. There’s no limit to what you can do during Screen-Free Week!
Screen-Free Week is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond ad-supported screens. From April 29 to May 5, 2019, thousands of families, schools, and communities around the world will put down their entertainment screens for seven days of fun, connection, and discovery.
Not only does Screen-Free Week allow people to enjoy time away from news feeds, targeted ads, and autoplay videos, but it gives families and communities an opportunity to come together and connect with each other.
We are offering to new series for providers:
Inclusion in the Child Care Setting
Challenging Behaviors & Strategies
Participants will receive certificates for all hours completed and materials to use with children. Sessions are FREE to attend!
In this guide, you will find information about places to visit with children and tips for making your outings safe and engaging. The guide is organized in two ways – by borough and by type of experience or venue – and puts information about the diverse resources NYC has to offer at your fingertips.
Upcoming February and March Events. Call for more information on attending!
If you are receiving payment from ACS you are REQUIRED to complete a 5-hour Health & Safety course. This traininig is available online, and through IFCC's free in-person training. Our 5 hour health and safety training is offered for legally exempt providers only. Call for more information on attending!
Join our C.A.R.E. Program for one-on-one support in your home, tons of free children's book, and toys and equipment!!
IFCC is partnering with the Brooklyn Public Library in Growing Providers, a new program to recruit and support residents of Bushwick, Brownsville/East New York, and Crown Heights who are interested in pursuing FCC licensing, thereby increasing the supply and availability of high quality child care/early learning opportunities for young children in these communities.
The mission of the Informal Family Child Care Project (IFCC) is to elevate the quality of care for children in home-based family child care (FCC) settings in New York City. We assess, support, and advocate for the needs of FCC providers, increasing their skills and capacity by designing and providing a comprehensive array of professional development opportunities.