The complete New York State Child Care Regulations can be found at the Office of Children and Family Services
Division of Child Care Services- News
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. Updated regulations, policy changes or other news in child care can be found at the OCFS Website.
School Immunization Rules and Regulations have Changed.
School immunization rules and regulations have changed. The requirements are now consistent with the most current childhood and adolescent immunization recommendations.
Additional Information and Forms for Record Keeping:
The OCFS website has posted the new regulations. After clicking on the link, one must scroll down to find Parts 413 Definitions, 417 FDC & 416 GFDC, they are mixed in with other approved documents. Please be sure to review and print the new regulations. If you do not have a printer, CFR Registration Coordinator understanding is that you can call to request a copy at: 518-474-9454
On November 14th, the OCFS Video Teleconference training entitled: Administration and Management with a Focus on Child Day Care Regulations.
Family Child Care & School Age Child Care Registration
Child and Family Resources is contracted by the Office of Children
and Family Services and the local department of Social Services to
provide registration and inspection services to new and existing family
child care and school age child care programs.
The Family Child Care Information Session is the first step in the
Family Child Care registration process. This session is recommended for
those interested in becoming registered home child care
providers. Topics discussed will include business responsibilities,
paperwork procedures and provider support services within the
community. Participants will learn of local resource and referral
services, available Health and Safety Start-up grants, tax benefits, as
well as pre and post registration training opportunities. For a
potential provider packet click the recruiting potential programs link
below or call any of our sites.
These services include:
Legally Exempt Child Care Enrollment
Child and Family Resources is contracted to provide technical
assistance and enrollment processes to legally exempt child care
providers serving low income children and families. Enrollment staff
work closely with the Department of Social Services Subsidy Units
in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties to provide support to working
families. Legally Exempt providers are eligible for an enhanced pay rate
if they complete 10 hours of accepted trainings.
These services include:
- Review of enrollment package
- Approval of Legally Exempt provider applications
- Health and Safety Grants
- On-Site inspections and technical assistance visits
- Technical assistance and training to improve quality of care
- Trainings accepted towards the enhanced pay rate can be found in the Professional Development for Child Care Programs Catalog 2016 and will be included in the Identified Audience labeled LE.