Child Care

If you are looking for child care, the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCRR) is a great place to start. The CCRR maintains up-to-date information about all types of legal child care programs in Chautauqua County.

Child Care Resource & Referral Agency

If you want help locating child care or have questions about child care, call 800-424-4532. The CCRR will be able to give you names of providers in your area that may meet your child care needs. Remember though, this is just a starting point. You will need to contact the provider to see if they have space available for your child and to visit the provider to make sure for yourself that this is the right match for you.

Financial Assistance

In general, families are eligible for financial assistance if they meet New York State's low-income guidelines and need child care to work or attend employment-related training.


You are guaranteed child care if you are receiving Temporary Assistance and need child care in order to meet work participation requirements.You may be eligible for child care for one year after leaving Temporary Assistance if your case is closed because you went to work and need child care so you can continue to work. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services determines eligibility for child care assistance based on income, reasons for needing child care, and your child's age and individual needs.

How to Apply

If you interested in applying for child care or for information about eligibility requirements, please call the Child Care Team pre-screen appointment lines at:

  • Mayville Area: 716-753-4133
  • Jamestown Area: 716-661-7133
  • Dunkirk Area: 716-363-4133

Applicants Rights and Responsibilities

What You Should Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities (LDSS-4148A)

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What You Should Know About Social Services Programs (LDSS-4148B)

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What You Should Know If You Have An Emergency (LDSS-4148C)

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