Child Care Regulations

As a general rule, any child day care program in New York State planning to serve three or more children for more than three hours a day on a regular basis, must obtain a license or registration. To obtain this document, the applicant must show that the child day care program meets requirements that the Office of Children and Family Services has established to help promote the health and safety of children in care.

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At CCCCNC we offer quality early childhood training, improvement programs, credentialing supports, and on-site technical assistance to aid child care providers in meeting these regulations.

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Unhappy with your current child care services, or have concerns about a provider meeting regulations? You have options. If possible, you may first try to discuss any issues with your provider. Also, please feel free to call us at (518) 561-4999.

CCCCNC welcomes hearing all of your concerns, and will be as responsive as possible to your needs. We may be able to provide on-site technical assistance to the provider. You can also make a complaint to a licensor by calling the Child Care Complaint Line at 1-800-732-5207.


If the care being provided is unsafe in any way, call the Child Care Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-342-3720.

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