High-quality early childhood education

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

Child Care Baby Toddler Pre-Schooler Caregiver

If you are a public school student with a young child, you might be able to get free child care. LYFE offers day care and academic support to parents who are still in school.

Am I Eligible?

LYFE is available for NYC Department of Education students with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 4 years who are not eligible for Pre-K for All.

What Will I Need to Apply?

I'm Ready 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.

Child care in Brooklyn


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

Daycare for young children in Brooklyn and help for their families.