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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.

News

  • IMPORTANT NEWS FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES: FLU SEASON New article

    Schools and child-care settings are required to post influenza educational material, in plain view, within their facilities. Information should be posted starting now. Influenza season begins in early fall and can last through May.
  • Become an Approved MAT Trainer

    The Medication Administration Training (MAT) - Training of Trainers (TOT) is a three-day course designed to prepare licensed healthcare providers to effectively teach the child care provider medication administration course.
  • 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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QUALITYstarsNY

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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