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Resources for Families

DEC connects families with young children to City-funded services and supports. Below, you can find resources to help you with child care, parenting support, and child development.

DEC is a new City department. We will be expanding our services over time. We are also working on making our website into a comprehensive resource for families. We appreciate your patience as we make progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at

Find Early Care and Education

DEC helps families find and pay for high-quality child care and preschool

Get Parenting Support

DEC-supported Family Resource Centers offer families parenting support, information, and referrals.

Check your child's development

DEC offers free developmental screenings for children 0-5. DEC also ensures that children who need it can access early intervention services.