Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

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.

Comprehensive Background Clearance Information


Comprehensive Background Clearance Requirements videos:

Licensed/Registered Child Care Regulation Updates


Comprehensive Background Clearance requirements as federally mandated in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG) presentations:

FAQs (updated 10/11/19)

OCFS FAQ on the New Required Comprehensive Background Clearances




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.


Child Care Complaints:
In NYS (toll-free):
(800) 732-5207
311 or (800) 732-5207

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