Child Care Resources

In addition to child care benefits, the Child Care Funds provides a host of resources to eligible 1199SEIU families including, emergency child care relief, referrals to free or low-cost child care options, and a series of seminars offered throughout the year to help parents balance work and family responsibilities.

Child Care Referrals

Need help finding a licensed day care center, child care provider or after-school care? Our Child Care Resource and Referral Services Unit can provide eligible members with referrals to participating providers. Read More »


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

Emergency Care Relief

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Parents who are experiencing a sudden personal or family crisis that affects the child care arrangements that they need in order to work can apply for emergency care relief. Read More »

Parenting Workshops

The 1199SEIU Child Care Funds sponsor a series of free parenting seminars that address topics parents encounter as they raise and educate their children. Read More »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Looking for easy, fun and effective ways to help your child get ready for kindergarten? Check out the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s “All the Way to K and Beyond!” initiative. Read More »