Every parent has different preferences and opinions when it comes to child care. Perhaps you think your child would like to be in a child care center with other children their age. Maybe you want your child to be cared for in a more home-like setting. Some parents prefer to have friends or relatives care for their child.
Because all children are unique and have different needs and personalities, there is not a one size fits all answer for child care. The link to Types of Child Care will help you get a better understanding of the types of regulated and non-regulated child care programs in New York State. Regulated programs are required to meet minimum health, safety, nutrition, and training standards. However, just because a program is regulated it does not guarantee it is a high quality program. Check out the Quality Indicators to learn what high quality care looks like. If you have any questions about the Types of Child Care available or Quality Indicators please call:
Parent Services Team.
Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30 PM
315-446-1220 ext. 303
Toll Free 888-729-7290