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EarlyLearn NYC

EarlyLearn NYC

In May 2012, ACS announced the recommended awards for EarlyLearn NYC, a major innovation in child care and early education.  EarlyLearn NYC marks the first time in nearly 50 years that the City is changing this system in an effort to bring consistent quality early care and education to New York’s neediest children and working poor families. Our unique, revolutionary early care and education model will merge child care and early education into a single, seamless system, and build on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s commitment to provide students with the support and tools they need to reach their full potential.  EarlyLearn NYC will serve nearly 45,000 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers beginning in October 2012.

Please check back often for EarlyLearn updates.

Brooklyn EarlyLearn Centers and Contacts

Bronx EarlyLearn Centers and Contacts

Manhattan EarlyLearn Centers and Contacts

Queens EarlyLearn Centers and Contacts

Staten Island EarlyLearn Centers and Contacts

Family Child Care Networks and Contacts »

Links to Resource Area
Please click the on the following links for contact person at the Resource Areas


Brooklyn & Staten Island



Orientation Presentation --- Click here for July 31st presentation

Eligibility and Enrollment Manual – Click here for August - September 2012 training manual

The following documents and forms are used when determining a family’s eligibility for EarlyLearn.  For specific questions on any form, please contact your Resource Area (RA).  Their contact information can be found in the RA Directory.

Click here for Application Checklist

Click here for Notice of Eligibility and Day Care Service and Fee Agreement (ACD 1513)

Click here for Referral to Employer for Employee Income Information (CS 1069)

Click here for Vocational Training Verification (CS 1082)

Click here for ACS History Sheet  (W-25)

Click here for current Resource Area (RA) Directory

Web-Based Enrollment System (WES) Training Materials

Below are links to WES training materials and User Guides.  Please click on the links provided to download the information.

.          Attendance User Guide 

·          Placements User Guide 

·          All Desk Aides 

NYC School Readiness Goals

EarlyLearnNYC seeks to elevate the quality of early care and education throughout the City of New York by evidencing the concept of research in daily practice. In partnership with the NYC Department of Education, ACS has crafted the NYC School Readiness Goals for the 2012-2013 School Year. The NYC School Readiness Goals were developed against the backdrop of the Parent and Family Engagement Framework; The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework; Framework for Programs Serving Infants and Toddlers and Their Families; NYS PreKindergarten Foundation for the Common Core; NYC DOE Quality Review Rubric and results of our analysis of this year’s child outcomes data.

Please click on the links below for: