The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is launching an Impact Project to research the hallmarks of a quality child care program. While OCFS promotes quality child care through regulations, policy, and QUALITYstarsNY, currently there is no statewide definition of quality child care.

As part of this project, parents, child care providers and the general public are being encouraged to respond to a survey. OCFS is asking about their experiences with child care, the factors that influence their choice of child care providers, and what they consider a quality child care program. The survey will be open from March through May 31, 2024.

This project will create and uphold a standardized definition of quality child care that can be used by all OCFS-funded programs and services, including both formal and informal child care programs.

Take the survey here!

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