Early childhood education and support services

Living for the Young Family Through Education (LYFE) | NYC Department of Education/District 79

Child Care Baby Toddler Pre-Schooler Caregiver

If you’re a student at or eligible for NYC public school and have a young child, you can enroll your child in LYFE. LYFE offers high-quality early childhood education for children and advocacy and support services for you and your family.


You may be eligible for LYFE if you answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you enrolled in or eligible to enroll in NYC Department of Education school or program?
  • Is your child between 6 weeks and 4 years old?
  • Is your child not eligible for Pre-K for All?

What will I need to apply?





Updated February 21, 2020