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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

  • Special Needs Professional Development Series

    This series, focused on special education, will enable childcare providers to increase their knowledge of the services and support children with special needs receive during the school day. The series will also include information on the referral process for determining whether a child has special needs, the NYC Department of Education’s Continuum of Services and how to pull information from Individual Family Service Plans(IFSPs) and Individual Education Plan(IEPs) when working with children with special needs. While the series will total 30 hours of professional development for those who attend every session, all providers are welcome to attend their choice of any of the sessions.

    Download the Flyer | Necesidades Especiales Flyer En Español

  • Nina Crews Conversation and Signing: June 16th

    The NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at CUNY and the Brooklyn Public Library present A conversation and book signing with Nina Crews, author and illustrator of Seeing Into Tomorrow, A Hot Summer Day and more!

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  • Gender Development, Expression and Play: June 2nd

    During the preschool years, children are beginning to develop their understandings of gender, sexuality, and family. We offer a series of workshops for early childhood educators and families to talk about the questions and behaviors that come up in their homes and classrooms.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 access to a toy lending library!

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  • 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 covers ACS new requirement for License-Exempt Providers. Call for more information on attending!

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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