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Group Family Day Care Provider

A Group Family Day Care Provider:

  • Operates a home-based business in his/her private residence
  • May care for infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-aged children who need supervision after school
  • Cares for 7 to 12 children for more than 3 hours a day, with the help of an assistant

The Group Family Day Care Provider:

  • Has knowledge of child development, health, safety and nutrition
  • Uses good speaking and listening skills to communicate with children and their families
  • Plans routines and activities that contribute to each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being

The Group Family Day Care Provider’s skills include:

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and techniques of child management
  • An appreciation for all kinds of families and cultures
  • Respect for the family as the child’s first teacher
  • The willingness to work as a partner with the family

TheGroup Family Day Care Provider must perform tasks including:

  • Cooking, cleaning, shopping for food and supplies
  • Keeping up with regulations meeting training requirements

Academic and Experience Requirements

Group Family Day Care Provider Academic and Experience Requirements

Be at least 18 years of age

2 years of experience caring for children less than 6 years of age

(Experience can mean child-rearing as well as paid and unpaid experience in caring for children.)


OR

Be at least 18 years of age

1 year of experience caring for children under 6 years of age

AND

6 hours of training/education in early childhood development

Ongoing Training/ Professional Development:

  • The NYS Mandated Health and Safety training must be completed before opening the business.
  • A Group Family Day Care Provider must complete 30 hours of training within the first year of registration.
    • After the first year, 30 hours of training is required for every 2 years.
    • The 15 hours of Health and Safety training count toward the 30 hours of required training.
  • Training must address the following topics
  • If the Group Family Day Care Provider plans to give out medicine to children in their program, NYS Medication Administration Training (MAT) and Infant/Child CPR/First Aid is required.

Information on becoming a Group Family Day Care Provider
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