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Group Family

Group Child Care Providers (GFCC) are licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through the Spring Valley Regional Office to care for children in a home setting.

• A GFCC Provider can care for 16 children.They are legally required to have a full time assistant on site.

• A GFCC Provider cannot legally care for more than four (4) children under the age of twenty four (24) months unless other approved caregivers are on site.

• An indicator of quality child care would be to have a smaller adult to child ratio than required by the state.

• Group Child Care Providers may be accredited through the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC).