Child care in Brooklyn

FirstStepNYC | NYC Department of Education/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Child Care Baby Toddler Pre-Schooler

Children who are six weeks to four-years-old can get childcare at FirstStepNYC. This program in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood gives children a classroom all year long.

While the kids are learning, their families can get help as well. Each family in FirstStepNYC gets a family support specialist to work with. Family members can also take workshops on money, safety, and health.

Am I Eligible?

  • Children are 6-weeks to 4-years old
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Priority given to siblings of children already enrolled in PS/IS41 and children or siblings of children currently enrolled in an SCO program
  • Working and non-working families may be eligible

I'm Ready To Apply

Contact FirstStepNYC at 929-234-6870 or plan your visit to the center located at PS/IS 41 to apply.

How Can I Get Help?

Other Child Care Programs

Child care for babies & toddlers

EarlyLearn NYC Child Care

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Free or low-cost care for children.

Head start for 3 & 4 year olds

EarlyLearn NYC Head Start

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Eight hours a day of free early care and education for three and four year olds.

High-quality early childhood education

Living for the Young Family Through Education (LYFE)

NYC Department of Education/District 79

Children between the ages of 6 weeks and 4 years can get free daycare if their parents are in school.