The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) oversees permitting and health code regulations for child care in New York City. More information can be found at Child Care - Information for Operators.
You can register at Child Care Payment Portal to see your paystubs. All you need is your six (seven) digit Provider (Program) Identification Number, the last 4 digits of your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), either your SSN or EIN, and your email address.
You can also reach out to the Child and Family Well-Being Call Center at 212-835-7610 to check on the status of payment.
Recording attendance is an important part of your responsibility as a child care provider. Starting September 2021, providers will record attendance via an online system called CAPS Online. This system can be accessed through a computer, smartphone, or tablet device, and will replace the existing phone system and paper attendance sheets.
More details can be found here: Child Care Attendance Processing System (CAPS Online).
Child care providers may be eligible to receive a higher payment for children in their care. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) establishes the maximum payment rates child care providers can receive in New York City. The 2022 Market Rates were updated on June 1, 2022. If your cost of care has increased, please submit one of the following attestation forms:
Instructions can be found on each form. Please submit your signed attestation to FSCCrates@acs.nyc.gov or mail to: ACS Financial Services, 150 William Street, 10th floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Rate Adjustment Review Unit.
ACS is processing the forms and updating the rates as quickly as possible. Providers who have not submitted a rate increase since May 31, 2022 can currently submit a rate increase request retroactive to October 1, 2022. If you already submitted a rate request to ACS using the OCFS-6060 or the FS-023, please do not submit another request as this will increase processing times.
SCCF are child care vouchers funded with City Tax Levy for families that have previously expressed a need for subsidized care. SCCF vouchers may be used to pay for child care services provided in New York City by a provider who is licensed and/or has been previously approved by WHEDCo. Providers that can accept the voucher include both licensed child care provider (group or family) and legally exempt group providers; legally-exempt/informal providers (family, friend, or neighbor) are not eligible.
Families who have been invited to apply for SCCF may ask providers to fill out certain components of the application. View the Special Child Care Funding Application Instructions.
Licensed/Registered Family Child Care Providers are eligible to become affiliated with a Family Child Care Network (FCCN). There are many benefits of joining a FCCN, including that home-based providers will be referred eligible children directly though their respective FCCN.
Family Child Care Networks are managed by New York City Department of Education (DOE). For more information on applying to join an FCCN, please contact the DOE Division of Early Childhood Education at EarlyChildhood@schools.nyc.gov.
If your contact information has changed, please email CFWB.PIR@acs.nyc.gov with your name, ACS provider/program ID number, and tell us the information that has changed. Include a copy of your new license.
If you license has changed or you have a new license, please email VEU.PROG.PROV@acs.nyc.gov with your name, ACS provider/program ID number, and include a copy of your new license.
If you have any questions, please contact the Child and Family Well-Being Call Center at 1-212-835-7610.
The Taxpayer Identification Number ("TIN"), name and address you provided ACS on the IRS Form W-9 should be correct and identical to the information on file with the IRS. Your TIN is your Employer Identification Number (EIN) if you are an established business or your social security number if you are an individual providing child care.
If your TIN, name or address has changed, you must complete a new IRS form W-9 (which can be downloaded from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website at www.irs.gov) and submit to: YMS, P.O. Box 968, Peck Slip Station, New York, NY 10272-0968
Please note that failure to comply with this requirement will result in 28% backup withholding as per IRS regulations.