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School Age Child Care Registration

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Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
A school-age child care program is a non-residential child care service for a group of seven or more school age children from kindergarten to under 13 years of age.

School age child care services are provided during the school year before and / or after the period children are ordinarily in school or during school lunch periods. No child may be admitted unless the child is enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade, or is at least six years of age. A school-age child care program may provide care for children over 13 years of age as long as the program meets all regulatory standards (Please visit the link to School Age Child Care Regulations, below, for more information on these standards.)

School-age child care programs may also provide care during school holidays and those periods of the year in which school is not in session, including summer vacation. These programs are required to operate consistently with the local school calendar.

The initial registration will be issued for two years. Once operating, the program staff must receive 30 hours of training in nine mandatory topics during the two-year registration. See the Training Requirements for Staff of School Age Child Care Programs link below for additional information. Thereafter, this registration will require renewal every four years. The owner/operator of the child care service will be mailed a renewal application 120 days before the expiration of the registration.


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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DoHMH)
Bureau of Child Care
125 Worth Street
CN-68
New York, NY 10013
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Day Care License
Website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/childcare-provider-resources.page

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