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Family Childcare Network

Founded in 1999, by a partnership between UNHP and FBCS, Providers United, was a network of more than 50 family daycare providers working in the northwest Bronx. In 2012, Fordham Bedford Community Services received a contract to participate in the Early Learn NYC initiative and then in 2020 grew to a DOE contract expanding seats, staff, and program resources.  In 2021, FBCS started providing 3K School Day/ Year services in addition to the subsidized care for working families. The current program works with over 300 families at a time and uses a multidisciplinary team of Family Workers, Health & Safety Monitors, and Educational Specialists to support the providers’ work.


Parents wishing to apply need to be living in the 5 boroughs, working 10 hours per week, looking for work, or going to school full time. If you would like to apply, please email or apply online at  Families wishing to enroll should be sure to apply for Subsidized/ Contract care in order to be eligible.

Parents with children turning three this year can apply for 3K seats via or contact us for support.  To be eligible for free 3K SDY services, families need two proofs of NYC residency and a birth certificate showing their child will turn 3 this calendar year.


Providers who wish to be a part of the network must be licensed through the DOH, be willing to pursue a CDA credential, be insured, be motivated to learn and grow their childcare services, and be located in an area of need for the Network.  Providers can apply here: Provider Application


For more information on this program, please contact Caitlin Knipper, Family Child Care Network Director, at or at 917-645-9521.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers.  Fordham Bedford Community Services offers this program for Day Care Homes. This program provides home based child care providers with education and support in providing nutritious meals for the children in their program.  Providers receive a reimbursement for the meals they serve that meet USDA regulations for child nutrition.  Providers that are interested in participating in this program can fill out the CACFP Application form or contact Lianette Cuello, CACFP Coordinator, at or at (917) 645-9556.

CACFP Application

Family Childcare
Child and Adult Care
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