Parent need for child care survey & local resource

March 25, 2020 update

If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) parent need for child care survey.

Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child care program you need.

It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19-related program closures. However, the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high-quality child care that they need.

In addition, the OCFS website has several resources available.

Here is a helpful local resource

If you are looking for child care, the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCRR) is a great place to start. They will ask you about the kind of care you are looking for, the ages of your children, the hours of care you need and other specifics such as any special needs your child might have. Based on that information, they will be able to give you a list of providers that most closely meet your needs.

Please contact:
Brightside Up (formally Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc.)
Ms. Abbe Kovacik, Executive Director
91 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 426-7181, ext. 323
Fax: (518) 426-9649