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 September 25, 2019. There are important steps that all providers must take to get new & existing employees cleared under the new regulations. Download our step by step guides to Comprehensive Background Checks below and contact your licensor or registrar as soon as possible with any questions! 

CBC Guide for New Employees    CBC Guide for Existing Employees