Registrar Services

Registrar Department:

 

Registrar Supervisor - Margaret Spiezio 

​845-294-4012 Ext: 236

Margaret.Spiezio@dfa.state.ny.us

 

Registrar Specialist - Beverly Singer 

​845-294-4012 Ext: 230

Beverly.Singer@dfa.state.ny.us

Registrar Specialist - Daphnee Hall 

845-294-4012 Ext: 221

Daphnee.Hall@dfa.state.ny.us

Becoming a Family Daycare Program

Interested in becoming a Family (In Home) Daycare Provider? 

Learn more here!

CHILD CARE EMPLOYEE, VOLUNTEER, PARENT, CHILD AND ESSENTIAL VISITORS
HEALTH SCREENING ONE-TIME ATTESTATION

Become a Childcare Center or School-Aged Child Care Program

Interested in becoming a Childcare Center or School-Aged Child Care Provider? 

Learn more here!

NEW YORK STATE
OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
CHILD CARE ATTENDANCE SHEET

Becoming a Childcare Provider

As of May 2014 the New York State Office of Children and Family Services
oversees the orientation process of becoming a Child Care Provider.
Learn more here!

Day Care Regulations

New York State Child Abuse Hotline

Mandated Reporter
Phone: 1-800-635-1522

 

Mandated reporters are those people who have a job or are in a profession that makes them legally obligated to notify law enforcement or adult/child protective services about a known or suspected risk to children.

Orange County NY DD Connection

A Central Point of Information
The community’s resource for news, information, activities, and events, pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, educators, providers, and the Orange County Community.

www.orangecountynyddconnection.com

Family Child Care Association of New York State

The mission of the Family Child Care Association of NYS is to act as a united voice to promote and strengthen the professionalism of providers thereby promoting the quality of family child care.

 

www.fccanys.org


518-452-1818

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

www.naeyc.org

OCFS LINKS/INFORMATION

NYS OCFS (office of children and families) is the regulating body.
www.ocfs.state.ny.us

Watch the regulation webinars at:
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/newregsvideo.asp

Each modality has its own set of regulations:

Get your own copy of the  regulations.
Go to: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/legal/Regulatory/final/

Child Day Care Definitions, Enforcement and Hearings- 413
Day Care Centers (DCC)—418-1.14
School Age Child Care (SACC) —414.14
Group Family Child Care (GFCC)—416.14
Family Child Care (FCC)—417.14

(Also, there is a form of child care – Legally Exempt child care – 415.)

Mandated Training Requirements – ALL MODALITIES
Each provider, assistant and alternate provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):

 

Required Hours and Topics
Each provider, assistant and alternate   provider must complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training during their first six (6) months of licensing or registration. A total of thirty (30) hours must be completed every two years.  Training must also address all of the following nine (9) topic areas (SACC exempt from SBS #9):
1) Principles of childhood development
2) Nutrition & health needs of infants & children
3) Child day care program development
4) Safety and security procedures
5) Business record maintenance & management
6) Child abuse & maltreatment identification & prevention
7) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child day care
8) Statutes & regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
9) Education & information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome

NEW DCC and SACC DIRECTORS
All new Directors of day care centers or school age child care programs hired on or after October 1, 2017 will be required to complete an OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training either pre-service, or within 3 months of their start date as Director. In addition, current Directors who have not completed the Foundations in Health and Safety eLearning by September 30, 2017 will also be required to complete the OCFS 15-hour health and safety classroom training. There is a cost associated with this training. The goal for this training is to provide DCC and SACC Directors with information on best practices that lead to high quality child care. Call us for our newest schedule.