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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.

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  • GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $10.9 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS STATEWIDE

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $10.9 million in new grants for 68 Advantage After School Programs (AASPs) across New York State, providing thousands of school-age children with quality youth development opportunities for three hours at the end of each school day.
  • Where's baby? Look before you lock!

    On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. These deaths are preventable, and everyone in the community, especially child care providers, has a role to play in protecting our children.
  • Swimming Pool Safety Reminder

    The warm weather is here and backyard pools are open. Swimming is a great activity for children, helping them stay cool and get exercise. Take a moment to review these safety guidelines to help make this summer a safe one.
  • OCFS CONTINUES CRACKDOWN ON CHILD CARE SUBSIDY FRAUD

    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.

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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:
    1-800-732-5207
    311 or 646-632-6101 NYC
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