Early Education & Child Care: Birth - Age Five

General Licensing Requirements and Inspections

Licensing is required for family and center based childcare and must be renewed every two years. The license must be prominently displayed at the center. Scheduled inspection is required before licensing. Unannounced inspections may be made at any time and will always be made if a complaint is filed.

Please browse the New York State Office of Family and Children Services, which lists staff requirements and qualifications along with other guidelines pertaining to early child care.

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