Regulations & Inspections

Child care programs in New York must be licensed and registered with the state. This legal document gives you permission to run and operate a child care business. Regulations are in place with the goal of keeping all children in programs healthy and safe.

Learn about child care regulations and licensing here. You may also click on your specific program type or modality on the tabs to the left.

Attention All Providers!

New OCFS Regulations took effect on October 13, 2021. There are important steps that all providers must take to get new & existing employees cleared under the new regulations. Click the link below for more information on Comprehensive Background Checks and contact your licensor or registrar with any questions!

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