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  • Designed to relay information about missing or abducted children via the Internet, Code Amber complements the Amber Alert system in use in many states. Current and previous Amber Alerts are listed.
  • The Day Care Council provides information on center-based child care, infant/toddler programs, after-school and Head Start programs, and summer camps. In addition they provide early childhood training and workshops, information on child care regulations and licensing, and technical assistance for child care providers. Information about child care subsidies and vouchers as well as nanny services is also available. Call 212-206-7818 for more information (Spanish assistance available).
  • The list of providers includes those organizations approved by the State Education Department as providers of the training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

  • A list of links to local and national domestic violence resources.
  • Links to emergency and disaster preparedness resources.
  • Links to local food pantries.
  • Information from the NYC Department of Health concerning health care insurance options for people who are jobless, have low incomes or have special needs.

  • Information about health care access and health insurance, including related NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene programs

  • Immunization and medical requirements for New York City schools
  • A wealth of information for families who are homeless, recently were homeless, or are in danger of becoming homeless. Resources include information about where to find food, clothing, and shelter.
  • Eight information sheets created by the NY State Department of Education to help parents understand the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Topics include an overview of the NCLB Act, School Report Cards, and Teacher Qualifications. Available in English and Spanish. Other languages available by contacting the NYS Department of Education.
  • This free database created by the Childrens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc. provides statistical information on the well-being of children in New York City. Searches can be done by borough, community district, or school district. Statistics cover 200 different indicators, including child care, youth issues, and education.
  • From the New York State Council on Children and Families, the Kids' Well-Being Indicators Clearinghouse presents statistics regarding children's health, education, and well-being. Information can be accessed by indicator or by region.
  • A list of links to resources about New York City's public schools.
  • Extensive listing of afterschool activities in all five boroughs
  • Information about NYC day care centers including how to choose a good day care program, researching day care centers in your area, and registering to be a day care provider.
  • From the New York City Commission on Women's Issues, this online guide provides information about child care, health insurance, nutrition, tax credits, and supplemental services.
  • ParentJobNet offers job networking programs, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, and other free programs and resources for parents and caregivers.
  • An independent, not-for-profit organization, RCSN provides information and referral, case management and support, individual and systemic advocacy, parent and professional training, library and information services to NYC parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs and to the professionals who work with them.
  • Information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration in Spanish
  • Listings of all day camps in the five boroughs licensed by the NYC Department of Health. Includes section for day camps for children with special needs.
  • Information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration
  • Links to local teen employment resources.
  • Links to transportation resources, including New York City transit information.
  • Information on public benefits programs and tax credits available to working families, including child care, health care, food/nutrition programs, Head Start and pre-Kindergarten, housing subsidies, and help with utility bills.