The Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project understands that parents face many decisions. We offer resources to assist families in our community in finding high-quality child care. Our services give parents the upper hand in making informed choices about all aspects of care for their children.
Find Child Care
The Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project (JLCP) is a Childcare Resource and Referral Agency offering free and confidential services to parents and families seeking child care within Jefferson and Lewis Counties. For more information and assistance regarding child care referrals, please contact JLCP at 315. 782.8475 or 1.800.287.8904.
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Up-to-date information about NYS child care registration and licensing regulations is available through our Registration program. If you want to research the history of registered or licensed facilities, visit the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).
Child Care Subsidy – Income eligible families may be able to receive help paying for child care while they are working and/or attending school. Contact the your local Department of Social Services (DSS) for more information: Jefferson County – 315.785.5024, Lewis County – 315.376.5802.
For Military Families – NACCRRA is working with the U.S. Military Services to help those who serve in the military find and afford child care that suits their unique needs. Through the fee assistance program, families may be eligible to receive a monthly subsidy to help offset the cost of child care in their communities.
Earned Income Tax Credit – The Federal and NYS Earned Income Tax Credits are tax credits you claim based on the money you earn on your job. The amounts will vary depending on your marital status, your family’s earned income and the number of qualified children.
myBenefits – is the fast and easy way for NY families to find out about many health and human services programs and how to apply for them.
The Family Center at CAPC – serves thousands of families each year through a broad range of programs, including emergency food distribution, tax counseling and summer meals for children.
Parent Education Resources
The Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project offers workshops for parents and child care providers. Download the JLCP Workshop Schedule or click on Community Parent Education Calendar on the right
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