Tips & Resources

Click the links below to get involved and gain access to helpful resources. 


COVID-19 Resources

 Small Business Grants/Loans

  • The new Congressional stimulus bill created a $350 billion fund for small business loans that can be forgiven as grants as long as certain conditions are met. Child care programs — including private, non-profit, and in-home programs — are encouraged to determine their eligibility to apply. Please see this resource created by the US Chamber of Commerce for simple information to help you start.

Unemployment Insurance

  • If you are currently out of work, you are most likely eligible for unemployment insurance. The new Congressional stimulus has ensured that self-employed workers like family child care providers are also eligible. We know that New York State has experienced an unprecedented number of calls, but encourage you to keep trying to get the money that you need. The Bipartisan Policy Center has more information regarding unemployment insurance and the child care community here and additional information here.

 The Child Care and Development Block Grant

  • CCDBG received $3.5 billion in the stimulus.This resource from CLASP explains how that money can be used by states and how much New York may receive.

 Other funding

  • Child Care Aware has developed a list of resources and funding sources that can be used by child care programs right now. This includes funding to distribute food and technological assistance.
  • Small Grants for Small Children: A funding program of Adirondack Foundation specifically for child care providers in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and northern Warren counties (within the Adk Park boundary), as well as the Akwesasne Reservation.

COVID Resources from The Schuyler Center

Regional Resources

Find Child Care

  • For child care in Essex County click here.
  • Franklin and Clinton counties, use this link.
  • And to find child care in Hamilton and Warren counties click here.
  • Looking for child care across New York state click here.  
  • Also offers free Prenatal Classes and Infant Care

Call 2-1-1

  • The United Way of the Adirondacks listing of regional resources including basic needs, legal help, individual and family life (such as adoption services or help for caregivers), and much more, or you can click here

State-Wide Resources

The New York State, New Parent Guide: Starting Life Together

  • This is your Guide, the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are the mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.

Kids' Well-Being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC)

  • The NY State Council on Children and Families created the excellent Kids Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse. The site allows you to view a wide range of health, education and other well-being indicators to learn more about the status of children across New York state. You can search by county, create graphs and maps, and view reports. This is a great site to find demographic data for grant writing. Click here

Address: PO Box 288 / 304 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Phone: (518) 523-9904


Thank you

The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance is a project of Adirondack Foundation. BT3 is supported by the generosity of foundations and individuals like you!