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The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides a range of resources to help parents with their child care needs, people who want to start or are currently running child care programs, and anyone with a concern about the health or safety of a child in a day care program.

Revised Regulations for School-Age Child Care (SACC), Day Care Center (DCC), Small Day Care Center (SDCC)

The Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services is pleased to announce that the revised school age child care, day care center, and small day care center regulations have been adopted and will go into effect on June 1, 2015.  This six-month lag period is built into the process to allow programs the time they need to become familiar with and come into compliance with the changes made to these regulations.

The revised regulations offer improved health and safety standards as well as increased clarity and organization.  The Office is prepared to work together with our committed child care providers in the field toward the increased safety and health of New York’s children.

The attached documents include:


  • Guidance for Child Day Care Programs Regarding Ebola

    The following information will help parents and providers understand Ebola, learn who is at risk, and educate themselves about the disease.
  • First Aid/CPR Training Information

    The OCFS contract with the American Red Cross to provide First Aid/CPR training opportunities at no cost to child day care providers ended in mid-November. The Red Cross will continue to participate as a training organization affiliated with the Educational Incentive Program (EIP).

    OCFS has announced that it is taking another step in its continued efforts to reduce taxpayer dollars lost to child care subsidy fraud and waste by seeking a technology-based solution to help local districts.



Quality Stars

QUALITYstarsNY is New York State's quality rating and improvement system. It is a voluntary program to rate, improve and communicate levels of quality in all regulated early care and learning programs. Read more about the important QUALITYstarsNY initiative.

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Important Numbers

  • Child Care, Foster Care and Adoption:
    1-800-345-KIDS (5437)
  • Child Care Complaint Line:
    311 or 646-632-6101 NYC
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