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Child Care Subsidy

To apply for a Child Care Subsidy you must file an application packet.

The packet can be downloaded, picked up any DCFS location (60 Market St, Poughkeepsie 12601, Eastern Dutchess Government Center, 131 County House Rd, Millbrook NY 12545, or Beacon Center, 223 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508) or call 845.486.3148 for a packet to mailed to you. 

List of necessary documents for determining eligibility (pdf)

Application Packet:

To either find or become an approved child care provider visit the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam website or call 845-473-4141 


  • 845-486-3000
  • 845-486-3090
  • Department of Community and Family Services (DCFS)
    60 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Monday - Friday, 9 am-5:00 pm
    (Doors open at 8:30am)

Additional DCFS Locations

Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for  Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP  (No in-person client interviews)