To operate a Group Family Day Care, you must complete an online Orientation Session. Upon completion of the Orientation, you may request an application.After you submit an application, you must attend a 15 hour Health and Safety Training. Applicants must submit all documents and clearances within 90 days. This includes fingerprinting and background checks. Each provider and assistant must complete 30 hours of training in nine topic areas every two years. You must complete 15 of these hours within the first six months of employment. See Training Requirements for Registered Family Day Care Providers for more information. Staff that will care for children must take the Foundations in Health and Safety course within three months of hire. This includes providers, assistants, substitutes and volunteers. Programs must have at least one staff trained in both Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. The CPR and first aid certificates must be appropriate to the ages of children in care. Providers must take Medication Administration Training to administer medication to children. This is not needed for over-the-counter topical ointments, or sunscreen and insect repellents.
Bureau of Child Care
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Day Care License