New York State's future workforce is being shaped today in our schools and child care programs. Quality early learning is the first step towards developing critical 21st century workforce skills that will drive growth now and in the future.
Helping working families with the high cost of child care
Many families in New York State struggle with the high cost of quality child care even when they are working full-time or nearly full-time. WDI’s Child Care Subsidy Facilitated Enrollment Program helps eligible working families apply for financial assistance. WDI staff are available to answer questions and guide families through the application process.
In addition, WDI provides resources to aid families in choosing quality, developmentally appropriate care for their children.
To begin the eligibility process, click below to complete the prescreen.
Complete Eligibility Prescreen
*Subsidies are subject to the availability of funding.
For more information, contact your local WDI office:
Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, or Schenectady Counties
email@example.com or 518.272.3530
firstname.lastname@example.org or 716.632.1900
email@example.com or 585.530.2402
firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.793.5305
email@example.com or 716.249.4235
firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.743.0924
For assistance locating child care providers in your area:
Visit the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) website
and/or your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCRR)