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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:
- Part 413 amendments (effective: June 1, 2015)
- Part 413 (effective: June 1, 2015)
- Part 414 (effective: June 1, 2015)
- Sub-part 418-1 (effective: June 1, 2015)
- Sub-part 418-2 (effective: June 1, 2015)
- Summary of the Substance
- Assessment of Public Comment
- Summary of the Assessment
There are three new policies posted on the DCCS website now in effect. They are:
- 15-1 Supervision Issues as they Relate to Home-Based Programs
- 15-2 Home Schooling and Family Day Care Registration or Group Family Day Care Licensure
- 15-3 Multiple Programs in a Single Dwelling Unit: Clarification of Requirements
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) today announced the launch of a new website that better informs current and prospective child care programs about required training.
Qualified individuals who are interested in becoming a Medication Administration Training (MAT) Trainer can submit an application to attend the MAT Training of Trainers (TOT) course. The MAT TOT is a three-day course designed to prepare trainers to effectively facilitate the MAT provider course. The MAT TOT is a three-day course designed to prepare trainers to effectively facilitate the MAT provider course.
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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