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    New York City offers a variety of free or low cost child care and early childhood education options for families. Learn more about the options available to you and your family.

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    New York City Mayor Eric Adams today reaffirmed the city’s commitment to families by creating the Mayor’s Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education. 

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    Mayor Eric Adams announced the first phase of the launch of the MyCity portal, a one-stop shop for city services and benefits.

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    New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released “Accessible, Equitable, High-quality, Affordable: A Blueprint for Child Care & Early Childhood Education in New York City,” outlining essential steps to provide high-quality, equitable, and accessible child care for thousands of New York City families.

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Our Mission

The Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education’s (OCCECE) mission is to ensure New York City families have access to equitable, high-quality, and affordable early education and care. OCCECE builds off of Mayor Adams’ Blueprint for Child Care and Early Childhood Education

In this website families can learn more about the types of available child care options and how to apply for free or affordable child care. Current child care providers or those interested in becoming one can learn about resources available through New York City agencies and external organizations. Private employers and property owners can access information about child care related tax incentives.

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