Regulations

NYS OCFS (office of children and families) is the regulating body.
www.ocfs.state.ny.us

Watch the regulation webinars at:
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/newregsvideo.asp

Each modality has its own set of regulations:

Get your own copy of the  regulations.
Go to: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/legal/Regulatory/final/

Child Day Care Definitions, Enforcement and Hearings- 413
Day Care Centers (DCC)—418-1.14
School Age Child Care (SACC) —414.14
Group Family Child Care (GFCC)—416.14
Family Child Care (FCC)—417.14

(Also, there is a form of child care – Legally Exempt child care – 415.)

Mandated Training Requirements – ALL MODALITIES
Each provider, assistant and alternate provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):

Required Hours and Topics
Each provider, assistant and alternate   provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):
1) Principles of childhood development
2) Nutrition & health needs of infants & children
3) Child day care program development
4) Safety and security procedures
5) Business record maintenance & management
6) Child abuse & maltreatment identification & prevention
7) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child day care
8) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
9) Education & information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome

NEW DCC and SACC DIRECTORS
All new Directors of day care centers or school age child care programs hired on or after October 1, 2017 will be required to complete an OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training either pre-service, or within 3 months of their start date as Director. In addition, current Directors who have not completed the Foundations in Health and Safety eLearning by September 30, 2017 will also be required to complete the OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training. There is a cost associated with this training. The goal for this training is to provide DCC and SACC Directors with information on best practices that lead to high quality child care. Call us for our newest schedule.

You may also contact our office Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM if you have questions at registrar@childcarecounciloc.org or (845) 294-4012 x236.