Helpful Daycare Links

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Alabama

Department of Human Resources

Office of Child Care Services

Phone Number: (334) 242-1425
Email: stacey.sorrell@dhr.alabama.gov
Mailing:
PO Box 304000
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Care Services Division
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-4000

GRCMA Early Childhood Directions

A Training and Resource and Referral Agency.
Excellent resource for directors and providers in Alabama.

Alabama Association of Licensed Early Care and Education

State organization that supports quality programs and practices in child care while promoting recognition for child care professionalism.

Alabama Child Care Consortium

Extensive childcare information, newsletters, etc.

California

Agency Name: California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program Office
Address: 744 P Street, M.S. 19-48, Sacramento, CA - 95814
Phone: (800) 952-5253
Agency Web Page

California Child Development DivisionContra Costa Child Care

Delaware

Agency Name: Office of Child Care Licensing, Delaware Department of Education
Address: 3411 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE - 19810
Phone: 302-892-5800
Email: ddoe@doe.k12.de.us
FAX: 302-633-5112
Agency Web Page

Division of Social Services

Florida

Department of Children & Families

Agency Name: Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation
Address: ACCESS Central Mail Center
P.O. Box 1770
Ocala, FL 34478-1770

Phone: 850-300-4323
FAX: 1-866-886-4342

Florida Partnership for School Readiness

Hawaii

Department of Human Services

Agency Name: Department of Human Services, Benefit, Employment, and Support Services Division, Child Care Licensing Program
Address: 677 Queen Street, Room 400A, Honolulu, HI - 96813
Phone: 855-643-1643
Email: dhs@dhs.hawaii.gov

Illinois

Agency Name: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Address: 406 East Monroe Street, Springfield, IL - 62701-1498
Phone: (217) 785-2509 or (312) 814-6800
Email: dcfs.advocacy@illinois.gov

Iowa

Agency Name: Iowa Department of Human Services
Address: 1305 E. Walnut Street, 5th Floor, Des Moines, IA - 50319-0114
Phone: (515) 281-0429
Agency Web Page: http://dhs.iowa.gov/licensure-and-registration

Kentucky

Agency Name: Division of Child Care, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Address: 275 East Main Street, Frankfort , KY - 40621
Phone: (502) 564-2524
Agency Web Page: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dcbs/dcc/Pages/default.aspx
Child Care Search Page: https://benefind.ky.gov/kccps

Maryland

Agency Name: Maryland State Department of Education, Division Early Childhood Development, Child Care Licensing Branch
Address: 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore , MD - 21201
Phone: 410-767-0100
Email: cccredential@conduent.com
Web Page

Michigan

Agency Name: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Child Care Licensing Division
Address: 611 W. Ottawa, P.O. Box 30664 , Lansing, MI - 48909
Phone: (866) 685-0006 
Agency Web Page: http://www.michigan.gov/michildcare

Mississippi

Agency Name: Mississippi State Department of Health, Child Care Licensure Branch
Address: 143B Lefleur's Square, Jackson, MS - 39215-1700
Phone: (601) 364-2827
Agency Web Page: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/30,0,183.html

Montana

Agency Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services Bureau
Address: P.O. Box 2020953, Helena, MT - 59620-2953
Phone: (866) 239-0458 
Agency Web Page: https://dphhs.mt.gov/qad/Licensure/childcarelicensing

Nebraska

Agency Name: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
Address: P.O. Box 94986301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE - 68509-5007
Phone: (402) 471-1802 or (800) 600-1289
Agency Web Page: http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Child-Care-Licensing.aspx

New Hampshire

Agency Name: Child Care Licensing Unit, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH - 03301
Phone: (603) 271-9025; (800) 852-3345, ext. 9025
Agency Web Page: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/cclu/index.htm

New Mexico

Agency Name: New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department
Address: 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM - 87102
Phone: 800-691-9067
Web Page

North Carolina

Agency Name: Division of Child Development and Early Education, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 2201 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC - 27699-2201
Phone: (919) 814-6300 or (800) 859-0829 (in-state only)
Agency Web Page: http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/general/home.asp

North Dakota

Agency Name: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Early Childhood Services
Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue Department 325, Bismarck, ND - 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2316 or 1-800-245-3736
Agency Web Page: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childcare/info/

Oklahoma

Agency Name: Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK - 73125
Phone: 844-834-8314
Agency Web Page

Oregon

Agency Name: Office of Child Care, Early Learning Division, Oregon Department of Education
Address: P.O. Box 14050, Salem, OR - 97309
Phone: (503) 947-1400 or (800) 556-6616 
Agency Web Page: https://oregonearlylearning.com/

Resource and Referral Offices for Oregon:

Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Caring Options
10 Sixth Street, Suite108
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-1053 or 1-800-404-3511
serving
Clatsop County 

Caring Options
310 Columbia Blvd.
St. Helens, Oregon 97501
503-397-3511 or 1-800-404-3511
serving
Columbia County 

Caring Options
2211 11th Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-5261 or 1-800-404-3511
serving
Tillamook County

Metro CCR & R
1509 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97233
503-252-5000 or 1-800-695-6988
serving
Clackamas, Multnoma, Washington Counties

Child Care Information Service
2475 Center Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-585-2491 or 1-800-289-5533
serving
Marion, Polk, Yamhill counties 

Family Connections
6500 SW Pacific Blvd.
Albany, Oregon 97321
541-917-4899 or 1-800-845-1363
serving
Benton, Linn counties

Family Care Connections
29 SE 2nd Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
541-265-2558 or 1-800-603-2728
serving
Lincoln County 

Lane Family Connections
1077 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-726-3945 or 1-800-222-3290
serving
Lane County 

Douglas County CCR & R
815 SE Oak
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
541-672-7955 or 1-800-443-0812
serving
Douglas County

Vermont

Agency Name: Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families
Address: 103 South Main Street2&3 North, Waterburty, VT - 05671-2901
Phone: (800) 649-2642 or (802) 241-3110
Agency Web Page: http://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd

Washington

Agency Name: Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families
Address:
Phone: 360-902-8060 or 1-800 723-4831
Agency Web Page: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/early-learning-providers

Benton-Franklin Community Action

USDA food program sponsor, website filled with resources!

Wisconsin

Agency Name: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Address: 201 E. Washington Ave. – Room E200, P.O. Box 8916, Madison, WI - 53708-8916
Phone: (608) 266-9314 
Agency Web Page: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/ccregulation

Alaska

Agency Name: Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance, Child Care Program Office
Address: 3601 C Street, Suite 140, Anchorage, AK - 99524
Phone: (907) 269-4500 or (888) 268-4632 (In-State)

Alaska Division of Public Assistance

Arizona

Agency Name: Arizona Department of Health Services
Address: 150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite #400, Phoenix, AZ - 85007-3224
Phone: (602) 364-3224
Email: BCCL@azdhs.gov
Fax: 602-364-4768
For family child care homes serving 1-4 children:

Department of Economic Security

Arkansas

Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Agency Name: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Child Care Licensing
Address: P.O. Box 1437, Slot S140, Little Rock, AR - 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 682-8590 or (800) 445-3316
Fax: 501-682-2317

Colorado

Department of Human ServicesDivision of Child Care

Agency Name: Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Child Care Licensing & Administration
Address: 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO - 80203-1714
Phone: Licensing toll free: (800) 799-5876
Licensing local: (303) 866-5948
Colorado Child Care/Preschool Complaints: (303) 866-5948

Fax: 303-866-4453
Email: cdhs_oec_communications@state.co.us

Connecticut

Department of Public HealthChild Day Care Licensing

Agency Name: Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
Address: 450 Columbus Boulevard Suite 302, Hartford, CT - 06103
Phone: 860-500-4450 or 800-282-6063

Department of Social Services Child Care Information

District of Columbia

DC Office of Early Childhood Development

Address: 899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-5955
Fax: (202) 442-4795
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov

Georgia

Department of Human ResourcesOffice of Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing Section

Agency Name: Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Address: 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 754 East Tower, Atlanta, GA - 30334
Phone: (404) 657-5562
Email: ChildCareServices@decal.ga.gov

Idaho

Department of Health and Welfare

Agency Name: State of Idaho, Department of Health & Welfare
Address: 450 W. State Street, Boise, ID - 83720
Phone: (800) 926-2588
Email: Marilyn.Peoples@dhw.idaho.gov

Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse

Indiana

Agency Name: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning
Address: 402 W. Washington Street, Room W361 , Indianapolis, IN - 46204
Phone: (877) 511-1144
Agency Web Page: https://www.in.gov/fssa/carefinder/index.html

Kansas

Agency Name: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Child Care Licensing Program
Address: 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 200, Topeka, KS - 66612-1274
Phone: (785) 296-1270
Agency Web Page: http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/

Louisiana

Agency Name: Louisiana Department of Education
Address: P.O. Box 4249 , Baton Rouge, LA - 70821
Phone: (225) 342-9905
Web Page

Maine

Agency Name: Children's Licensing and Investigation Services, Office of Child and Family Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, ME - 04333-0011
Phone: (207) 287-9300 or (207) 287-5060
Agency Web Page: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/

Massachusetts

Agency Name: Department of Early Education and Care
Address: 51 Sleeper St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA - 2210
Phone: (617) 988-6600 
Agency Web Page: https://www.mass.gov/eec

Minnesota

Providers Choice, Inc.

A USDA Food Program sponsor providing financial reimbursement
and nutrition education to licensed child care providers in Minnesota.
Address: Providers Choice, Inc.
PO Box 390813
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone
Metro: 952.944.7010
Toll Free: 1.800.356.5983
Text: 1.952.209.7960
Fax: 952.944.7011
E-mail: provider@providerschoice.com
(Refers family child care calls to counties)

Agency Name: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division
Address: P.O. Box 64242, St. Paul, MN - 55164-0242
Phone: (651) 431-6500
Agency Web Page: https://mn.gov/dhs/general-public/licensing/

Missouri

Agency Name: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Child Care Regulation, Division of Regulation and Licensure
Address: 3418 Knipp Drive, Suite F, P.O. Box 570 , Jefferson City, MO - 65102-0570
Phone: (573) 751-2450
Agency Web Page: http://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/index.php

Nevada

Agency Name: Nevada Division of Public Behavioral Health, Child Care Licensing
Address: 3811 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste 210, Las Vegas, NV - 89102
Phone: (702) 486-3822 or (775) 337-4470 for Washoe County
Agency Web Page: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/ChildCare/Child_Care_Licensing_-_Home/

New Jersey

Agency Name: State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing
Address: P.O. Box 729, Trenton, NJ - 08625-0729
Phone: (855) 463-6323 
Agency Web Page: http://nj.gov/dcf/providers/licensing/

New York

For the state of New York, excluding New York City:
Agency Name: Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services
Address: 52 Washington Street North Bld. Third Floor, Rensselaer, NY - 12144
Phone: (518) 474-9454
Agency Web Page: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/daycare_regulations.asp

For callers from the 5 boroughs of New York City:
New York City Department of Health
Bureau of Day Care
2 Lafayette Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 676-2444
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/child-care.page

Ohio

Agency Name: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Family Assistance
Address: 4020 E Fifth Avenue, Columbus , OH - 43219
Phone: 1-877-302-2347
Agency Web Page: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/index.stm

Pennsylvania

Agency Name: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Address: 333 Market Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA - 17126
Phone: (717) 346-9320 
Agency Web Page: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Children/Pages/Child-Care-Early-Learning.aspx

Rhode Island

Agency Name: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Licensing Unit
Address: P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI, RI - 02920
Phone: 800-745-6575
Agency Web Page: http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Programs/CCAPLicensing.php

South Carolina

Agency Name: Child Care Licensing, Division of Early Care and Education, South Carolina Department of Social Services
Address: 1535 Confederate Ave. Ext., Room 311, Columbia, SC - 29201
Phone: (803) 898-9020 
Agency Web Page: http://www.scchildcare.org/departments/child-care-licensing.aspx

South Dakota

Agency Name: South Dakota Department of Social Services
Address: Richard R. Kneip Building 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD - 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-3165 
Agency Web Page: http://dss.sd.gov/childcare/licensing/

Tennessee

Agency Name: Department of Human Services, Child Care Services
Address: 400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor, Nashville, TN - 37243-1403
Phone: (615) 770-3884
Agency Web Page: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-care-services.html

Texas

Agency Name: Texas Health and Human Services, Child Care Licensing
Address: P.O. Box 149030, Mail Code E-550, Austin, TX - 78714-9030
Phone: Main number: 512-424-6500
TTY number: 512-424-6597

Agency Web Page

Utah

Agency Name: Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Child Development, Child Care Licensing Program
Address: 3760 South Highland Drive P.O. Box 142003, Salt Lake City, UT - 84114-2003
Phone: 888-287-3704
Agency Web Page: https://childcarelicensing.utah.gov/

Virginia

Agency Name: Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs
Address: 801 E. Main Street, 9th Floor, Richmond, VA - 23219-3301
Phone: 800-543-7545
Agency Web Page: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/index.cgi

West Virginia

Agency Name: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families
Address: 350 Capitol Street, Room B-18., Charleston, WV - 25301
Phone: 304-558-1885
Agency Web Page: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Childcare/Pages/default.aspx

Wyoming

Agency Name: Department of Family Services, Early Childhood Division
Address: 2300 Capital Avenue Hathway Building, 3rd Floor, Cheyenne, WY - 82002
Phone: (307) 777-5491
Agency Web Page: https://dfs.wyo.gov/providers/child-care/