ACAP Child Care is the primary resource for meeting the child care needs of parents in Essex County, NY. The Child Care Resource and Referral provides information and referrals as well as training, advocacy, and education to meet the needs of children, families, businesses, and providers. Our offices are located in Elizabethtown and are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

After School

ACAP After School Programs offer a safe and healthy environment for children in grades pre-k to 6th to learn and grown. The program offers fun and exciting activities for children that promote learning and self esteem. For more information contact Barbara Taylor at 518-873-3207 Ext. 235.

Child Care Resource and Referral

Let ACAP staff help you find safe and affordable childcare for your children. Call 518-396-9084 and ask for Brittney Cowen or click on the link below.

ACAP Child Care offers information sessions on becoming a registered or licensed child care provider.  The program helps potential child care providers decide if starting a child care business is right for them and provides on-going training and technical assistance for providers.  For more information call 518-873-3207.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Licensed childcare providers can receive reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks for children enrolled in childcare. For more information call 518-873-3207 and ask for ext. 244 or email


Early Care and Learning Council The New York State Child Care Resource and Referral Network. ECLC provides support to Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)’s.

Do You Suspect Abuse or Maltreatment? Report it Now By Calling the Child Abuse Hotline: at 1-800-342-3720. Or for information on Child Abuse and Child Maltreatment visit the Office of Child and Family Services at:

Essex County Child Care Fraud Prevention
The goal of the Department of Social Services is to promote public awareness of child care fraud prevention. The Department of Social Services understands the need to ensure program integrity and protect tax dollars while ensuring access to child care services for eligible families. It is important to share with the public that persons receiving child care benefits or providing child care services may be subject to case reviews and/or audits, welfare investigations, or prosecution for child care fraud.

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