Choosing a day care for your child is likely one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. Whether you choose a small or large child-care facility or a family center, one thing's certain: You'll want to make sure the day care meets the highest standard of care.
Between work, chores and taking care of the kids, finding time to research the best day care center for your child can seem daunting. Not sure where to start? Check out our new, easy day care search.
Simply enter your town or ZIP code in the search field or use the interactive map to find details about New York State-certified* day care facilities in your area, whether you're looking for a new day care or want to learn more about the one your child is already enrolled in.
You'll also learn specifics about each facility, including record violations, the number of enrolled children by age group and if the center is authorized to administer medication. Once you've searched, you can easily add a facility to your favorites by clicking the icon to the left of the facility name.
Start searching now by clicking on the image below. (For mobile users, tap on the link above to search the database.)
*Data provided by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services