How Can You Become A Child Care Center?
New York State Office of Children and Family Services Buffalo Regional Office is responsible for registering and monitoring child care center programs in accordance with the New York State day care regulations.
BUFFALO REGIONAL OFFICE
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
295 Main Street, Room 545
Buffalo, NY 14203
Child Care Centers are licensed and regulated by
New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Child Care Resource Network offers a workshop for individuals who are interested in opening a child care center.
Child Development Associate classes, as well as other professional development, please contact us.
Register on-line for classes:
Please read workshop descriptions carefully. Child Care Resource Network is not responsible for participants who register for workshops that are not applicable for their modality, interests, or the age group for their program.
Note: On-line sign-up time expires prior to the date of the actual class. If this occurs, please contact us for assistance.
Please take our training and program needs assessment survey. Before registering for classes please read our class policies.
To register for classes by mail:
Please print our registration form, fill it out completely, and mail it to:
Child Care Resource Network
Attn: Education Dept.
1000 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
Please refer to our current Professional Development Schedule to select appropriate classes.
Providers are required by New York State Office of Children and Family Services to take a minimum of thirty hours of training during each registration/license period. Fifteen hours of such training must be received during the first six months of licensure, registration, or employment by a program. This training must include the following:
- Principles of childhood development, including the appropriate supervision of children, meeting the needs of children enrolled in the program with physical or emotional challenges and behavior management and discipline
- Nutrition and health needs of children
- Child day care program development
- Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff
- Business record maintenance and management
- Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
- Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
- Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
- The education and information on the identification, diagnosis and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome