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Welcome child care providers!

The Division of Child Care Services maintains this page as a key resource list for child care providers. We are confident that the information and the links provided on this page will be helpful and informative.

Orientation materials for prospective child care providers can be found on the Orientation for Child Day Care page.

Important information for Child Care Providers on …

The Corona Virus

OCFS, in partnership with NYS DOH, is reviewing current guidance in light of new CDC guidance and will let providers know as soon as any updates are released.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Providers

Making Masks Fun: Helping Children Wear a Face Mask

En Español

NYS Comprehensive Background Checks

As required by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and new York State Social Services Law, new comprehensive background checks became effective on September 25, 2019.

For more information see the CCDBG Background Checks page.

Amended Child Care Regulations To Take Effect September 25, 2019

The amendments affect 403, 404, 405, 406, 413, 414, 415, 416, and 417 and Subparts 418-1 and 418-2 of Title 18 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) are hereby amended to read as follows: See Licensed Registered Regulations and Legally Exempt Regulations.

This packet contains the forms affected by these amendments.

OCFS Offering Free Graco Cribs to Three Types of Day Care Providers

OCFS is providing family-based child care providers a Graco Pack ‘n Play crib – free. All legally-exempt, family day care, and group family day care homes are eligible to request one Pack ‘n Play and one fitted sheet. Find out more about how to make a request, and see the OCFS hold harmless agreement(En Español Spanish hold harmless agreement).

General Info

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Child Care Assistance Program

Health and Safety

Emergency Planning

Information on Day Care Hearing Rights Following Enforcement

The following documents detail your right to a special hearing as a day care provider should you receive an enforcement letter from OCFS.

Refer to the Special Hearings pages for more information.

Enforcement Letter - Right to a Hearing
De Novo Enforcement Letter - Right to a Hearing