School Age Child Care Programs

  • Programs that serve only school-age children and operate separately from other child care programs must be registered with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (unless operated by a public or private school on school grounds, or are strictly recreational).
  • Must meet minimum requirements for health, safety, and nutrition and children’s programming.
  • Program staff and director must also meet specific credentials and/or work experience requirements.
  • Care is provided for children 5-12 years of age in group settings before and after school, during school holidays, and during summer vacation.
  • Care is provided in a variety of settings: elementary schools, churches/temples, community centers, child care centers and family child care homes.


Click here to find out what to look for and questions to ask when choosing a School-Age Child Care Program.