COVID-19 UPDATE FOR PROVIDERS
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide through the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive program.
The funding available includes:
- $20 million to assist childcare program with reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials to support a more socially distant model, and for supplies and activities associated with reopening and expansion. This may include partitions, short term rental of space, etc.
- $45 million in childcare Reopening and Expansion Incentive funds to pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum grant amount of $6,000) as an incentivize to open the classroom. The temporary funds will phase out over the second and third months as more parents bring their children back into childcare.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on July 15, 2020.
Both of these documents are also posted on the OCFS website and can be found at: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/
Call 347.708.7800 to speak with a WHEDco staff member if you have questions or need assistance.
Improving the quality of childcare through a proven business model!
WHEDco helps women build and grow successful home-based childcare businesses throughout the city, while improving the quality of childcare available to New Yorkers.
Quality childcare during a child’s first five years is crucial to future academic success, and can even mitigate some of poverty’s detrimental effects. Our work has been featured in the New York Times as an impactful program that lays the foundation for structured learning for children and supports home-based childcare providers throughout the city to become trained and licensed.
For Providers: Home-based Childcare Network and Training Institute
WHEDco works with both licensed and legally exempt childcare providers to ensure safety and nutritional standards are met for children during the most crucial stage of cognitive development.
AVISO IMPORTANTE: Oprima aquí para leer un aviso importante para los proveedores de cuidado infantil legalmente exentos, y los nuevos requisitos de capacitación pre-servicio en las áreas de salud y seguridad.
For Parents: Explore your Childcare Options
Through its Home-Based Childcare Program (HBCC), WHEDco works with families to help them explore options, determine their eligibility for subsidies, and provide orientation on how to select the right caregiver for their needs.
We match parents and licensed childcare providers to place children in nurturing home-based day care businesses, where they can develop to their full potential and prepare for a smooth transition to Head Start or Pre-K programs.