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|Licensing Standards for Daycare Centers||Licensing Standards for Family Home Daycare|
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|New York Daycare Referral Agencies||New York Daycare Family Home Handbook|
Heads of Groups: Must have an AA in early childhood education, child development, or another child-related area; or CDA credential and 2 years experience related to caring for children; or high school diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience. Additionally, if caring for a group of children under the age of 3 years, must have 1 year experience and/or training specifically in Infant and Toddler care.
Care Licensing Agency
For callers from the 5 boroughs of New York City:
Care Subsidy Agency|
Department of Family Assistance
Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Early Childhood Services
52 Washington Street, Room 338, North Building
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: (518) 474-9454
Fax: (518) 474-9617
Start - State Collaboration Office
Care Food Program Agency|
New York Department of Health
Division of Nutrition
150 Broadway, 6th Floor West
Albany, New York 12204-2719
Phone: (518) 402-7287 or (800) 942-3858
Fax: (518) 402-7252
Child Care Resource & Referral Contact|
NY State Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc.
230 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 690-4217
Fax: (518) 690-2887
of Child Support Enforcement|
Div. of Child Support Enforcement
Office of Temporary Assistance and Disability
40 North Pearl Street, Room 13C
Albany, New York 12243-0001
Phone: (518) 474-9081
Fax: (518) 486-3127
York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene|
Bureau of Day Care
2 Lafayette Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 676-2444
Fax: (212) 676-2424
Child Abuse Reporting Hotline
For national child abuse information, call Childhelp®, 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency.