Increase your revenue, save time, and grow your child care program.

Join a professional network of child care business owners and Directors and access free software and business support to help you save time on administrative tasks, increase your bottom line, and reduce your stress.

Apply

There’s an easier way to run your child care program.

As a child care business owner or Director, the to-do list can be endless, and running a program can be hard work. But you don’t have to do it alone. Join the NY Early Learning Alliance and get access to 2 years of business coaching, free child care management software, and free enrollment and marketing software to help you fill your seats faster, collect payments on time and streamline your time-consuming business tasks. So you can get back to everything else.

Support that feels like you’ve got a full-time team member.

By joining the NY Early Learning Alliance, you’ll get access to technology and a coaching team that will help you grow.

Maximize Your Capacity

Spend less time on enrollment and parent inquiries, and more on enrolled families.
  • Attract more families and help them join waitlists and schedule tours automatically
  • Share your real-time availability from your website*
  • Grow and manage your waitlist seamlessly
No website? We'll create one for you!

Automate Your Operations

Free child care management software that helps you reduce paperwork and operate even more efficiently.
  • Collect tuition automatically
  • Offer digital check-in and check-out and teacher-parent communications
  • Eliminate manual licensing and compliance management

Grow Your Business

Receive ongoing business and technology support that helps you manage your program in less time and increase your bottom line.
  • Manage record-keeping with ease and reduce bad debt
  • Connect with your technology support team when you need it; real people, not robots
  • Refine your business goals to grow your program the way you want

Submit Your Interest!

Applications are now closed for the first cohort of the NY Early Learning Alliance. Please click the "Submit Interest" button to share your information, and be on the first to learn about and apply for the next cohort.

Step 1
Apply Online

Fill out a simple application that will help us learn more about you and your program.

Step 2
Chat with Us

We may ask for a 20-30 minute call to discuss your business goals and learn more about what you hope to achieve.

Step 3
Get Started

If accepted, you’ll get set up with your free tools, coach and a network of professional child care owners to grow alongside with.

Learn more about NY Early Learning Alliance before applying.

Have questions before you apply? Join us for an information session to learn more about the NY Early Learning Alliance, the application process, get an introduction to the technology and get answers to any lingering questions you may have.

We'll be holding two info sessions at separate times to support differing schedules. You do not need to attend both!

June 29th
7:00pm ET
WEBINAR 
PASSED
July 1
1:00pm ET
WEBINAR
PASSED

Brought to you by NYAEYC,
with support from Early Learning Ventures and LegUp

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

What is this program?

The NY Early Learning Alliance is a free program set to help you and your center or family home increase enrollment, reduce your administrative task list, and grow your business through the help of free tools and coaching. If accepted, you’ll be a part of a professional cohort of other Business Owners who you can lean on for support in the good and bad times, and you’ll receive an Early Learnings support team to provide ongoing technology and business coaching.

How long will this program last?

We ask that you commit to at least 1 year with the NY Early Learning Alliance. You may continue with the professional network and receive ongoing coaching, however, you will need to pay for the software after 1 year of use.

What do I have to pay?

Absolutely nothing. If you choose to continue with the software after 1 year, you’ll pay a small fee (starting at $25/month, no more than $150/month) but the software will save you more money monthly than you pay.

What are the qualifications?

You must:

  • Be located in Buffalo, Chautauqua County or Capital District. We’ll scale to other locations soon, so be sure to submit your interest. 
  • Be a licensed child care center or family child care home.
  • Have been in business for at least 12 months.
  • Have access to a computer or mobile device.
  • Agree to participate in the program for the full 2 years.
Will the technology take a lot of time to implement?

Not at all. You’ll have a dedicated support team to help you set up your system and then provide ongoing training. You should see the benefits of your technology within a few days.

Do we have to use the technology to participate?

Yes, you must commit to using the software during the first year.

How often do we have to meet?

We believe that you’ll spend less than 10 hours a month on this program, including technology training, and time with your network and coaches. Our goal is to save you time, not to take up too much.

If I’m not chosen for this group, will there be another chance to join?

Yes! We plan to grow this program across the State and offer many more chances to be a part of this network. We do not have a time frame on this as yet, as it will require additional funding.

Still have a question? Contact us.
This project is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDGB5),Grant Number 90TP005902, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United StatesDepartment of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.