Opening a Child Care Center

Child Care Centers are licensed and regulated by the NYS OCFS. The Director and staff must meet basic academic requirements. In child care centers, children are grouped in classrooms by age and developmental needs. The group sizes are determined by state regulations. Most operate year-round and have hours suitable for a standard work day.


Day Care Center/School Age Start Up Seminar

Council offers the Start Up Seminar for individuals who are interested in exploring the option of opening a child care center.  This seminar offers information on the “who”, “what” and “how” of opening a child care center.   For more information call 516-358-9250 or email