New York’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is still in the process of distributing federal money to child care providers.
NY lost about 10,000 child care slots during the pandemic. That’s making it hard for parents to return to work.
Rural and upstate communities, like those in the North Country, lost the most child care.
Families are in desperate search of childcare as more than 3,000 facilities close their doors in the state of New York.