Child Care

In general, families are eligible for financial assistance with their child care expenses if they meet the state's low income guidelines and need child care to work.

You are guaranteed child care if you are on cash assistance and need child care in order to meet any work participation requirements. You are also guaranteed assistance in paying for child care for one year after leaving cash assistance if you left due to employment and need child care to be able to continue working.

How to Apply

In Chemung County, you can apply for Child Care at the following address:
Chemung County Child Care Council
1580 Lake Street Number 200
Elmira, NY 14901

Phone: 607-734-3941

Eligibility Questionnaire Guide (

Eligibility Questionnaire Guide-Spanish (

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