Alternative Child-care Services

Use the links below to search for child-care options.

2023 Summer Rising Program

The Summer Rising program, a collaboration between New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), provides academic support and school-based enrichment programming led by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for students in grades K through 8.

Students will have daily opportunities to play, create, explore and develop new interests with peers and adults to encourage curiosity and an interest in learning. The 2023 Summer Rising program enrollment period is now open, and interested members are encouraged to apply early to secure a spot at their desired location.

Learn more about the 2023 Summer Rising program and register online!

Summer Camps with 1199SEIU Member Discounts

Many summer camps offer discounts, including early bird rates, to 1199SEIU members. Check our provider listings to see what's available in your area.

2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experiences each summer.


Dial-A-Teacher, the UFT's free homework help hotline, is once again open on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Low-Cost Internet Access

A list of Providers offering free Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 Days.

NYC Child Care Connect, administered by NYC Health

Search for Camp, Infant and Toddler Child Care Centers, Pre-School, School Based Child Care.

NYC Parks Department Free Summer Activities for Kids

The NYC Parks Department offers lots of fun and free summer activities throughout New York City, including outdoor pools and swim programs, summer meals, organized sports, digital tech programs, movies, rec centers and family camping.

Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services

Search for Day Care Center, Group Family Day Cares, Family Day Cares, School-aged child care.

Police Athletic League Summer Day Camp

The Police Athletic League (PAL) offers children ages 5-13 a free summer experience: PAL Summer Day Camp. The seven-week program includes academic enrichment, arts and culture opportunities and fun physical fitness activities. Participants in PAL Summer Day Camp have benefitted from increased physical activity and engagement in the arts, decreased summer learning loss and improved communication skills and self-esteem.