New Regulations

Administration and Management with a Focus on Child Day Care Regulations

This video conference training, with live participation from Janice Molnar PhD, Deputy Commissioner and Kathleen Pickel from the Division of Child Care Services, outlines the newly adopted and proposed child care regulations. The major changes to the adopted Family Child Care and Group Family Child Care regulations are discussed in detail. The regulations went into effect on May 1, 2014, so it’s important that you become familiar with the changes and reviewing this training can help you be prepared for implementation. This video also reviews the proposed changes to the Child Daycare Center and School-Age Child Care regulations so you are familiar with these anticipated changes. Many questions and concerns from providers were also addressed during a live question and answer segment.


The Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services is pleased to announce that the revised school age child care, day care center, and small day care center regulations have been adopted and will go into effect on June 1, 2015. This six-month lag period is built into the process to allow programs the time they need to become familiar with and come into compliance with the changes made to these regulations.

The revised regulations offer improved health and safety standards as well as increased clarity and organization. The Office is prepared to work together with our committed child care providers in the field toward the increased safety and health of New York’s children.

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