Mandated Training Requirement Added to Child Care Regulations
The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) requires certain licensed, registered, and legally exempt child care employees, caregivers and volunteers to complete health and safety training by September 30, 2017. These requirements have been adopted as emergency regulations in Title 18 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and a notice of proposed rulemaking was filed with the New York State Register on 3-20-2017. The effective date of the emergency regulations is March 20, 2017. Training must be completed by September 30, 2017.
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Important Changes to Provider Compliance History
OCFS is preparing to start posting six-year compliance histories of licensed/registered child care programs, rather than the two-year histories that are currently posted. This will provide more information to parents seeking child care and will promote greater governmental transparency.
This change took effect May 17, 2017.
It is not being applied retroactively. However, two-year histories that are already posted on the OCFS website may now remain there for up to six years.
The Mission of the Family Child Care Association of New York State is to unify, promote and strengthen the profession of family child care; enriching the lives of providers, children, families, and communities.
We envision FCCANYS as leaders and experts that support and empower family child care providers throughout the state with continual professional growth and networking opportunities and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in order to strengthen quality standards that enrich family child care.