The NYS Network Child Care Centers are located at various worksites across the State and enrollment priority is given to children of state employees.
The Centers are licensed by the State of New York and many have either achieved national accreditation or participate in QUALITYstarsNY, New York’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. Each child care center is a separate not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors that sets policy and oversees the management of the program.
Technical assistance and support for the NYS Network Child Care Centers is funded through the collective bargaining agreements between the State of New York and the public employee unions representing state employees: CSEA, PEF, UUP, NYSCOPBA, GSEU, Council 82, and DC-37. The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations contributes on behalf of management/confidential employees.
The NYS Network Child Care Centers were established over 40 years ago to enable parents to more fully participate in the workforce and to be more engaged and productive at work. Having a child in a NYS Network Child Care Center offers parents peace of mind. Not only is their child nearby but they are in a quality, early care and learning program. This contributes to enhancing employee wellbeing, increasing productivity, and improving morale in the workplace. The NYS Network Child Care Centers have also been instrumental in recruiting and retaining employees and have served as a model and resource to other employers.
Work-Life Services / NYS Network Child Care Centers
2 Empire State Plaza, 11th Floor
Albany, NY 12223
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