Daycare Unit

Client Contact Number:
607.778.2628

Unit Description:
Authorizes daycare services for families who are eligible according to the agency's Consolidated Services Plan. These include families:

  • On Temporary Assistance who are working or involved in a work activity.
  • In receipt of Child Protective or Preventive Services as part of a therapeutic service plan.
  • Who are working and earn less than 200% of the state income standard.

Daycare is available for children age 6 weeks to 13 years old. The daycare staff assists families in locating appropriate daycare facilities and then calculates and authorizes appropriate reimbursement to the daycare provider for their services.

The daycare unit is responsible for registration and compliance of Family Daycare Providers and School-Age Childcare programs. The staff assists prospective providers through the application process and completes required inspections. All complaints related to Family Daycare, School-Age Childcare or unregistered providers are investigated by the Daycare Staff.