Tips and Resources
Work-Life Services understands the importance of evaluating and choosing a quality caregiving situation for your child. We recommend the following publications produced by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). OCFS offers brochures containing tips, resources, and checklists of important information to look for during your visit. To download the brochures, click on direct OCFS links below.
- For infant and toddler care: https://ocfs.ny.gov/publications/Pub1115/OCFS-Pub1115B.pdf
- For 3-5 year old care: https://ocfs.ny.gov/publications/Pub1115/OCFS-Pub1115C.pdf
- For school-age care: https://ocfs.ny.gov/publications/Pub1115/OCFS-Pub1115D.pdf
- For other OCFS publications: www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/publications
QUALITYstarsNY is a quality rating and improvement system for child care programs which includes a rigorous evaluation of the learning environment, family engagement, staff qualifications and experience, and management leadership of a child care center. Work-Life Services encourages all state Network Child Care Centers to participate in QUALITYstarsNY, which provides parents with easy-to-compare information about the quality of local early learning and development programs to help make the best choice of care for their child. For additional information: http://qualitystarsny.org.