About Us

Our Story

Launched in 2023, Family Child C.A.R.E. NYC is a collaborative online resource network of four ECE organizations offering tailored and complementary services to family child care providers in response to their requested needs and refer to other hub organizations as appropriate. 

Our Mission

Family Child C.A.R.E. NYC offers NYC FCC providers access to a robust and diverse set of support so their business can thrive, their programs continuously improve, and more children and families have access to quality care. 

Our Partners

All Our Kin is a national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators. Their innovative model results in a triple win: child care providers succeed as business owners, parents have flexible, high-quality care for their children; and children are given the foundations needed to succeed. Through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, All Our Kin helps expand the supply of family child care availability for families, offering a toolkit for family child care educators to pursue licensure, providing business training to educators, and supporting providers as they deepen and expand their expertise in early childhood education.  

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., that invests in communities of opportunity, equity and well-being. As a CDFI, LIIF supports projects that have high social value but lack access to traditional financial institutions. Since 1984, LIIF has deployed more than $3.1 billion to serve more than two million people in communities across the country from its five offices. An S&P-rated organization, LIIF funds healthy communities by providing innovative capital solutions. 

  

LIIF has provided loans, grants, and wrap around technical support to ECE operators seeking to start, grow, or expand their businesses for over 20 years, targeting small businesses and predominantly supporting women of color operating child care businesses in centers and in their homes. As a technical assistance provider through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, LIIF provides support in Facilities & Early Learning Environment, Marketing and Community Relations, Human Resources, and Fiscal Management, Recordkeeping, and Risk Management. 

ParentChild+ engages early in life, using education to support young children and their parents and caregivers in accessing a path to possibility. In marginalized communities, community-based Early Learning Specialists (ELSs) work with parents and Family Child Care (FCC) providers to build social-emotional skills, educational opportunities and close the equity gap. ParentChild+’s proven culturally relevant two-generation approach effectively builds community and caregiver supports for quality early childhood education leading to economic empowerment today and tomorrow. Through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, ParentChild+ provides relevant, tailored support to family child care providers and the families and children they care for. This approach is embedded in the context of their community and care environment. This unique model supports school readiness and quality adult-child interaction in home-based child care settings by visiting providers during the day while the children are present. It provides coaching in strengthening responsive and nurturing relationships, and support in creating a learning environment that responds to the needs of multi-aged young children and in engaging families in home practices that promote school readiness. 

Ramapo for Children, founded in 1922, creates inclusive environments that foster social and emotional development and help support mental health, learning, and personal growth of young people. Our approach equips educators, youth workers, caregivers, and youth of all ages with the skills they need to build trusting relationships and just, caring communities, to dismantle barriers to participation, and improve continuously through reflective practices. Through direct-service programs and tailored professional development, Ramapo helps adults create environments that support learning and success for all young people. Ramapo’s offerings for family child care providers build capacity to support children with a wide range of needs and behaviors, including those with disabilities. 

All Our Kin is a national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators. Their innovative model results in a triple win: child care providers succeed as business owners, parents have flexible, high-quality care for their children; and children are given the foundations needed to succeed. Through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, All Our Kin helps expand the supply of family child care availability for families, offering a toolkit for family child care educators to pursue licensure, providing business training to educators, and supporting providers as they deepen and expand their expertise in early childhood education.  

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is a national community development financial institution (CDFI), headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., that invests in communities of opportunity, equity and well-being. As a CDFI, LIIF supports projects that have high social value but lack access to traditional financial institutions. Since 1984, LIIF has deployed more than $3.1 billion to serve more than two million people in communities across the country from its five offices. An S&P-rated organization, LIIF funds healthy communities by providing innovative capital solutions. 

  

LIIF has provided loans, grants, and wrap around technical support to ECE operators seeking to start, grow, or expand their businesses for over 20 years, targeting small businesses and predominantly supporting women of color operating child care businesses in centers and in their homes. As a technical assistance provider through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, LIIF provides support in Facilities & Early Learning Environment, Marketing and Community Relations, Human Resources, and Fiscal Management, Recordkeeping, and Risk Management. 

ParentChild+ engages early in life, using education to support young children and their parents and caregivers in accessing a path to possibility. In marginalized communities, community-based Early Learning Specialists (ELSs) work with parents and Family Child Care (FCC) providers to build social-emotional skills, educational opportunities and close the equity gap. ParentChild+’s proven culturally relevant two-generation approach effectively builds community and caregiver supports for quality early childhood education leading to economic empowerment today and tomorrow. Through Family Child C.A.R.E NYC, ParentChild+ provides relevant, tailored support to family child care providers and the families and children they care for. This approach is embedded in the context of their community and care environment. This unique model supports school readiness and quality adult-child interaction in home-based child care settings by visiting providers during the day while the children are present. It provides coaching in strengthening responsive and nurturing relationships, and support in creating a learning environment that responds to the needs of multi-aged young children and in engaging families in home practices that promote school readiness. 

Ramapo for Children, founded in 1922, creates inclusive environments that foster social and emotional development and help support mental health, learning, and personal growth of young people. Our approach equips educators, youth workers, caregivers, and youth of all ages with the skills they need to build trusting relationships and just, caring communities, to dismantle barriers to participation, and improve continuously through reflective practices. Through direct-service programs and tailored professional development, Ramapo helps adults create environments that support learning and success for all young people. Ramapo’s offerings for family child care providers build capacity to support children with a wide range of needs and behaviors, including those with disabilities. 

Our Team

Yarimar (Yari) Gonzalez

Program Officer, LIIF

Yarimar (Yari) Gonzalez

Program Officer
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
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Amy Shea

Senior Program Officer, LIIF

Amy Shea

Senior Program Officer
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
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Milenis (Milly) Gonzalez

Vice President of NY Programs, AOK

Milenis (Milly) Gonzalez

Vice President of NY Programs
All Our Kin (AOK)

Erica Buchanan

North Bronx Director, AOK

Erica Buchanan

North Bronx Director
All Our Kin (AOK)

Shannon Vazquez

South Bronx Director, AOK

Shannon Vazquez

South Bronx Director 
All Our Kin (AOK)

Vidya Ragoo

National Director, Home-based Child Care Model (HBCC), ParentChild+

Vidya Ragoo

National Director, Home-based Child Care Model (HBCC)
ParentChild+

Dr. Nnenna Franciamore

Trainer/Coach, Ramapo for Children

Dr. Nnenna Franciamore

Trainer/Coach
Ramapo for Children

Testimonials

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