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The Search for Childcare

Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as a parent. Your final choice will depend on many factors, and you should consider them carefully in order to best meet the needs of your children and your family. In the right child care situation, children build strong relationships with their caregivers, and develop and grow in a safe and loving environment with their peers. You as a parent will be happy knowing that your child is well cared for in a nurturing and learning environment.

​There are many options for childcare programs, Childcare Centers, Group Family Day Care Homes, Family  Day Care Homes, School-age Child Care Programs, and Legally Exempt Childcare providers.

Child Care referrals are available by calling 845-294-4012 X224

Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM (EST)

or toll free at 1-844-461-4689

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TTY) is available 24/7 by calling toll free



You may also conduct your own search by using the referral access portal below at your convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Referral Access Portal

If you are a parent or guardian who is seeking child care in Orange County, NY use this search engine to find providers in your area.