Child Care Centers Must Be Properly Licensed and Inspected
The NYC Health Department and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services regulate most child care settings.
To report any child care site that you think is unsafe, unhealthy, or operating illegally, call 311 and file a child care complaint.
Good child care encourages children to play and learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment. To keep children safe and healthy while they are in a provider's care, the government licenses and regulates child care facilities and inspects them regularly.
Use Child Care Connect to search for a child care center, compare your center to others across the city, and/or sign up for free text and email messages to receive updates about your child care provider.