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Are you thinking about starting your own child care business? If you enjoy being around children, want to be your own boss, and have a meaningful career where you can grow professionally, then becoming a child care provider may be right for you.

Child Care Resources of Rockland provides support for people and organizations interested in starting child care programs in their homes or in a facility. As a general rule, any child care program planning to serve three or more children for more than three hours a day on a regular basis must obtain a license or registration certificate. To obtain this certificate, the applicant must show that the child care program meets requirements that the state has established to help ensure the health and safety of children in care. (Child care centers, school age care programs, family and group family child care programs are licensed or registered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.)

Here's How We Can Help! We can help you obtain application materials, provide you with resources and with information about the process of starting a program, and help you with understanding all the legal requirements. 

Open a School Age Care Program or a Family Child Care Program in your home. Please contact Fia Hill Murray at 877-425-0009 x487 or email fiam@rocklandchildcare.org for more information.

Start an Early Childhood CenterPlease contact Elaine Trotta at 877-425-0009 x421 or email elainet@rocklandchildcare.org for more information.

For additional information and resources concerning opening a child care program go to Child Care Aware of America. You may also contact the NYS Office of Children and Family Services Spring Valley Regional Office for information about orientation for Child Care Centers and Group Family Child Care Programs at 845-708-2400.