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Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

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

  • Rediscover the joys of life away from screens!

    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.

    Please visit https://www.screenfree.org/ for more info and events in your area, and check out our newsletter!

    Download our Screen Free Newsletter


  • Special Needs Workshop Series

    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!

    Download the Flyer to Learn More and Register


  • 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!


  • IFCC Training Calendar and Information

    Upcoming February and March Events. Call for more information on attending!

    Download the Flyer


  • 5 Hour ACS Health & Safety Training

    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!

    Learn more and Register


  • The C.A.R.E Program

    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!!

    Learn More


  • Growing Providers with the Brooklyn Public Library

    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.

    Get the Flyer to Learn More!


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