Group Child Care Providers (GFCC) are licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through the Spring Valley Regional Office to care for children in a home setting.
• A GFCC Provider can care for 16 children.They are legally required to have a full time assistant on site.
• A GFCC Provider cannot legally care for more than four (4) children under the age of twenty four (24) months unless other approved caregivers are on site.
• An indicator of quality child care would be to have a smaller adult to child ratio than required by the state.
• Group Child Care Providers may be accredited through the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC).