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The Office of Licensing (OOL) is the licensing and regulatory authority of the Department of Children and Families. OOL licenses and regulates child care centers, youth and residential programs, resource family homes and adoption agencies.

Click HERE to learn more about these regulated programs.

Important Information for Child Care Providers


Read this important notice about Flu Vaccines.

Click here for more information regarding new required immunizations for children, including flu clinic availability. 

  • Effective March 3, 2008, per Senate Bill 265, child care centers must periodically review the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs list of unsafe children’s products. The list is available at www.nj.gov/lps/ca/recall/recalls.htm.
  • Find out about the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund - Child Care Facility Grant Application HERE.

  • Effective January 16, 2007, changes in licensing regulations regarding the physical plant of all child care centers were adopted. The rule adoption can be found HERE.

  • Department of Environmental Protection, Site Remediation Program Child Care/Educational Facility Unit: www.nj.gov/dep/dccrequest/

  • Department of Health and Senior Services, Indoor Environments Program, Child Care Assessments: www.nj.gov/health/iep/ccc_ieha.shtml


If you have any questions regarding these regulations or for any additional information or questions, please call the Office of Licensing at 1-877-667-9845.