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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!

Family child care providers serve thousands of young New Yorkers and their families. The Informal Family Child Care project is here to help home-based providers successfully care for young children in their communities.

The Latest from IFCC

  • IFCC Legally-Exempt Child Care Provider Training

    Training for legally exempt home-based child care providers receiving payment through the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) who do not belong to a family child care network

    • Offered in English and Spanish
    • Receive a certificate of completion for 10 hours of training that can be used to apply for the city's enhanced rate
    • Build on your knowledge of child development, early literacy, and social-emotional learning

    Download the Flyer | Learn More & Register

  • Special Needs Consultation

    Do you care for children with special needs? Home-based childcare providers and programs in New York City can now receive individualized Special Needs Consultation to support your work with children and families.

    Learn More

  • Our Guide to Free and Low-Cost Activities

    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.

    Learn More and Download the Guide!

Sesame Street in Communities
Profile Video

Sesame Workshop invited IFCC to help create a training video about Friend, Family and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers for service providers and others, as part of their Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) initiative. Check out the video to learn more about FFN caregivers and our work.

Read more about the video on The Institute Blog

About IFCC

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.

Professional development topics include:
  • health and safety
  • nutrition and physical wellbeing
  • positive behavior guidance
  • learning through play
  • stress reduction and self care
  • curriculum planning
  • promoting early literacy
  • caring for children with special needs

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