Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

New Health and Safety Requirements for Cribs.

Picture of a cribThe purpose of this letter is to inform you of new health and safety requirements for cribs. Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by a child care program must meet new and improved federal safety standards. The new standards address deadly hazards previously seen with traditional drop-side rails, require more durable hardware and parts and mandate more rigorous testing. Read more...

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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