Child Care Services

NYC Department of Education's Regional Enrichment Centers (ERC)

You can register to have your child attend a Regional Enrichment Center (REC) in over 100 locations. The REC will offer remote instructions, 3 hot meals a day, and child care, along with art, music and physical education. The centers are open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Friday. These services are free.


*You have to be a NYC resident to participate in this program


Child Care Services Through Bright Horizons

  • 24/7 access online, via mobile app, and profesionally staffed call centers
  • National network of screened child care centers and in-home caregivers

Staff are encouraged to apply by April 8th to guarantee access to services. *Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

These services are free for NYC Health + Hospitals workforce during the emergency response.

Eligibility Requirements

Bright Horizons child care services are available to:

  • Dependents (age 0-12 years) of NYC Health + Hospitals active employees (including affiliate, Metroplus, Correctional Health and temporary staff); and
  • Who are unable to use the NYC Regional Enrichment Centers (REC) because:
    • NYC REC services are not available during your work hours (e.g., weekends, overnight); or
    • Not eligible to participate in the NYC REC services because you are not a NYC resident.


Need Child Care Now? Access the Sittercity Database to Find Child Care Services Near You

If you need a babysitter now, you have free access to, an extensive database of child care providers in your neighborhood. The membership ($150 value) and basic background-check fees have been waived for NYC Health + Hospitals’ employees. Employees are responsible for the costs of the services offered through the Sittercity website. Visit to access services offered through Sittercity.

General Questions?

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Call the COVID19-CHILDCARE-HOTLINE (646-694-5100)