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In-home family daycare on the UWS

Has anyone looked into using an in-home family daycare? Daycare centers are out of our budget, so the next best option seems to be the in-home situation. I'm a little nervous about this just because you never really know what's going on and how your child is actually being treated. We are looking to use a provider who is certified by NY State. Has anyone looked into this or had good/bad experiences?

Re: In-home family daycare on the UWS

  • Try going on the ACS website, they have a list of certified day cares. And see if you qualify for a voucher in which the govt pays a portion of the tuition.
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  • Try center for children's initiatives
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