Office of Children and Family Services

Division of Child Care Services

New Child Day Care Orientation for Family Day Care and Group Family Day Care applicants

Starting May 1, 2014, in order to obtain an application to apply for a child care program license or registration to operate a family day care or group family day care, you will first need to take Child Day Care Orientation. This orientation will walk you through the information you need to know to determine if you are interested and able to start a family-based child care program in New York State. This orientation will also introduce you to the important rules and regulations you need to know in order to run your business.  Visit the Child Day Care Orientation to find out more.

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Important Numbers

  • Child Care, Foster Care and Adoption:
    1-800-345-KIDS (5437)
  • Child Care Complaint Line:
    311 or 646-632-6101 NYC