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Registration of Family Day Care and School Age Child Care Programs

  • The Child Care Council is the designated Registrar for Family Day Care homes and School Age Child Care Programs in Chemung County. This is a contract through the Chemung County Department of Social Services and is overseen by the Rochester Regional Office of Children and Family Services.

  • There is a need for additional high-quality child care programs for children. Many providers decide to open a Family Day Care home when they have their own children and opt to stay home with them. If operated as a professional business and providing a high-quality program will result in a rewarding career and viable employment.

  • Family Day Care homes and School-Age child care programs must comply with all NYS regulations governing the type of care they are providing. ​​

  • Persons interested in opening a Family Day Care Home or School Age Program can visit the NYS OCFS website – and click on child care. There are many resources on this site including the regulations and a Child Day Care Orientation. One can request an application at the end of the Orientation. 

  • The Child Care Council provides technical assistance through the process of opening a program and conducts on-site monitoring visits as well as complaint investigations.

  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services is responsible for approval or denial of registration applications.


  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services licenses Group Family Day Care Homes and Day Care Centers.

For more information on Registration please contact:

Wendy DiBucci, Registration Specialist                                                                                            Lisa Brand, Program Coordinator
(607) 734-3941 Ext. 208                                                                                                                         (607) 734-3941 Ext. 207                                                                                                  


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