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EarlyLearn NYC

EarlyLearn NYC: Early Care and Education Services EPIN 06815I0003 Award Recommendations.

Download the list (PDF)
New Yorkers for Children Book Drive for Children in ACS Care

New Yorkers for Children Book Drive for Children in ACS Care

New Yorkers For Children Friends Committee hosted its first ever book drive to fill the library at the ACS Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s Center. Read more
ACS Non-Secure Placement Youth Visit Washington DC Historical Sites

ACS Non-Secure Placement Youth Visit Washington DC Historical Sites

Young men from Close to Home non-secure placement learn about U.S. history on a trip to Washington D. C. Read more
Musical Connections

Musical Connections Showcase ACS Juvenile Justice Youth

Young people from ACS juvenile justice facilities team up with Carnegie Hall for a Musical Connections concert on Tuesday May 5, 2015. Read more
The City’s Welfare System

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

The Safety Net Project visual guide to the city’s welfare system. For information on the basics of eligibility for benefits, how they are disseminated, and where to apply. Learn more, and download the guide.
SNAP Benefits

Connecting our Families to SNAP Benefits

Mayor de Blasio and the Human Resources Administration announce a new citywide outreach campaign. Read more
Bronx Child Advocacy Center Opens

Safe Sleep Campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces ‘Safe Sleep’ Campaign to reduce infant fatalities caused by unsafe sleep. Read more
Talk to Your Baby

Talk to Your Baby

The Administration for Children's Services is proud to be part of the city's Talk to Your Baby campaign. Click here for helpful tips and hints on how to best connect with your baby. Learn more

Events | Press Releases


Celebrating Women’s History Month

Commissioner Carrion

Gladys Carrión Commissioner

During March, we honor the generations of women who have made invaluable contributions to American culture and society. Meet women at ACS in positions of leadership who are everyday advancing efforts to fulfill our mission to children and families. They are an inspiration to us all.


Meet Our Kids

Wednesdays Child Photo

With the adoption finalization on November 19, 2014, Liz and Stanley Ranko began a new chapter in their lives as they became the official parents to
5-year-old Angelina.

After experiencing a lot of sleepless nights, stress, and waiting, the family describes that day as being very surreal.

Learn more about the Ranko Family

Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption Click here to visit NBC New York Website 

Search Our Database of Waiting Children


Child Safety Materials Available
The ACS Press Office has child safety materials available including the following posters, pamphlets and brochures:

These materials are in English and Spanish with limited availability in Creole, Korean, Russian and Chinese. We encourage child care facilities, child welfare and community organizations to call 212-341-0999 to request copies.

Parenting Youth Working with Pregnant and Parenting Youth in care 
ACS introduces two resources to aid case planners in their work with pregnant and parenting youth in care. 
Early Learn

EarlyLearn NYC Programs
EarlyLearn NYC, launched in October 2012, is an innovative, high-quality early education program for families across the five boroughs. Our mission is to provide social and intellectual development from birth to age five, preparing your child for kindergarten today and a successful future tomorrow.

Click on this link to find an EarlyLearn program in your borough or neighborhood.

Get Your ID

Get Your ID
Having an ID is one of the keys to success. Learn how to apply for a birth certificate, Social Security card, and non-driver State ID.
A one-stop place where teens leaving or aging out of foster care can learn about real resources to get ready life now and after foster care, and share their experiences with other youths.

ACS Focuses on Reducing Stress for CPS

ACS Focuses on Reducing Stress for CPS
The Project focuses on decreasing stress through enhancing resilience skills and increasing social support for the worker.
Read More (PDF)


ACCESS NYC - Benefit Information. One Place.
Screen your family for over 30 City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications. 

Current and Future Initiatives
2011-2013 Strategic Plan

The 2011-2013 Strategic Plan

The Plan is the agency’s blueprint for providing the highest level of service to New York City’s children, youth and families each and every day.

Read the Strategic Plan

Read the Strategic Plan Update (PDF)

Site Map

Draft Policies


For questions or concerns regarding the recent audit of Head Start daycare facilities please call

  Prevent Child Abuse!

Every child deserves to be safe. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the State Central Register at
800-342-3720 or call 311 and ask to be connected to the hotline.


TDD: 1-800-638-5163
If a child is in immediate danger, call 911.

More info about child abuse

Mandated Reporters:

Mandated reporters are required by law to report child abuse or neglect.

More info about making a report as a mandated reporter

All calls are confidential




Child Safety Video


Policy Library


Child Safety Video

Safe Haven Law - Abandoned Infant Protection Act
Parents who are unable to care for their newborn infants may anonymously and legally leave their infant at a safe place such as a hospital. Click here for more information, or call: 866-505-SAFE (7233)

  ACS Monthly Statistics

Foster Care 11,093

Purchased Preventive 27,324
Protective 11,441

Child Care Vouchers 66,860
Contracted Early Learn 31,409
Secure Detention 93
Non-Secure Detention 59
Non-Secure Placement 164
more stats

  ACS In Your Neighborhood

Contact Information
for Children, Families
and Caregivers in
New York City


Celebrating Foster Parents 
New York’s Kindest

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