OCFS Notifications

 Dear Provider - Letters

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is excited to share with you some information on changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). These changes may impact eligible families as well as licensed, registered, permitted, and enrolled legally exempt providers. Outlined below are changes that are effective October 1, 2023, in accordance with statutory revisions.

October 13, 2023 - English

October 13, 2023 - Spanish



OCFS continues to receive reports that child care programs are being contacted by individuals that are falsely representing themselves as employees of the Office of Children and Family Services and/or the Department of Health. These individuals tell provider’s that the purpose of the call is to confirm COVID case information or schedule an inspection of the program. The individual asks the provider for sensitive information- including Social Security Number.  

Please do NOT share your personal information with anyone other than your licensor or registrar.

La Oficina de Servicios para Niños y Familias (OCFS) continúa recibiendo informes de que programas de cuidado infantil están siendo contactados por individuos que falsamente se representan como empleados de la OCFS y/o del Departamento de Salud. Estos individuos dicen que el propósito de su llamada es confirmar información relacionada a casos de COVID o programar una inspección del programa. El individuo solicita información privada del proveedor, incluido el número del Seguro Social.

Por favor NO comparta información personal con ninguna persona que no sea el regulador de su programa.

For additional questions please contact the Syracuse Regional Office at (315) 432-1202 or Child Care Solutions at (315) 446-1220.