Division of Child Care Services Home Page
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.
- For Orientation about how to become a child care provider, see http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/techreq.asp
- For a video conference introduction to the regulations, see http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/newregsvideo.asp
- Questions and Answers on Family and Group Family Child Day Care Regulations, Effective May 1, 2014
- Did you know that New York State, Office of Children and Family Services-Division of Child Care Services (OCFS-DCCS) developed regulations for serving beverages in child care? Learn all about them in a free training and earn credit.
- 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.
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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