As the largest Asian American social services agency in the United States, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) provides culturally sensitive programs for all ages. CPC currently serves over 8,000 people daily through 50+ contracted programs in 30+ locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
In 1966, CPC launched its first school-age child care center (SACCC) in Manhattan, in close coordination with the Department of Education’s public school system, in order to best support immigrant families. CPC also provides day care through five Early Child Care centers throughout the city, a vital asset for working immigrant families. Soon after, CPC launched Project Reach which originally provided programs for at-risk gang youth in Chinatown. Today the program focuses on services for youth of all backgrounds especially LGBTQI teens. CPC over the years added Youth Employment and Internship Programs, a school-based Beacon community center, Project Gateway college options program, and other after-school and in-school programs for underserved youth and teens.
1972 - 1983
CPC currently has five program areas that serve three New York City boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan): Child Care Services, Youth Services, Senior Services, Community Services and Workforce Development. CPC’s Home Attendant Program is an affiliate with its own tax identification number.
Early Childhood Learning & Wellness Services (ECLW)
ECLW is one of the programs offered by CPC’s Community Services Division. It is also part of the New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium that is composed of four culturally diverse child care resource and referral agencies in New York City. Our service goals are to serve the child care needs of families through providing education, information and referrals, as well as to increase the supply and improve the quality of child care services through coaching, assessment-based & intensive technical assistance, health care consultancy and training.
Our staff members are multi-lingual in English, Chinese and Spanish. We provide parents with Free information on quality and affordable child care and assist them in navigating New York City’s complex child care delivery system. In addition, ECLW offers Family Day Care orientations, trainings, technical assistance, grants to potential and existing child care programs/providers, in order to increase the supply and improve the quality of child care service in New York City.
This Program is funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.