Child Care Subsidy Program


Helping working families with the high cost of child care

Child Care Subsidy Program

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 can provide information to aid families in choosing quality, developmentally appropriate care for their children.

For more information, contact the office in your county:

Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, or Schenectady Counties – 518.272.3530

Erie County - 716.632.1900

Monroe County – 585.530.2402 

Oneida County
– 315.793.5305 

Onondaga County – 


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) 

How Does the Program Work?


How Do I Qualify?


What is the Process?


Commonly Asked Questions


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