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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

  • Upcoming Events: Special Needs Workshops

    January - March, 2020

    Inclusion in the Child Care Setting

    Positive Behavior Guidance & Strategies

    Participants will receive certificates for all hours completed and materials to use with children. Sessions are FREE to attend!

  • IFCC Program Calendar FY 2020

    Download the calendar of our professional development offerings for the year, including Coaching and Responsive Engagement (CARE), Special Needs Professional Development series, Professional Learning Mini Series, CPR & First Aid and 5-hour Health & Safety Training

    Download the Calendar In Color | In Black and White

  • 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!

  • 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