~ Our Mission: To ensure safeguards and enhance quality for children in out-of-home care. ~

As of June 15, 2020, all Delaware families may access child care and all licensed child care providers may operate, provided they follow applicable DELACARE regulations as well as the additional health and safety requirements developed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and the Division of Public Health.

Families in need of child care may use the Office of Child Care Licensing "search for child care" map, recognizing that not all providers may have reopened at this time or may have limited enrollment or hours. Please contact the program directly to inquire about their current availability of care.

For more information about child care during COVID-19, providers and families should go to coronavirus.delaware.gov/child-care.

Make a Complaint Online Form


Enter your information below to make a complaint.

Please be aware that the Office of Child Care Licensing will only investigate allegations involving violations of regulations.  Complaints regarding child care fees or contract issues will not be investigated.

If you have any questions, please call (302) 892-5800 in New Castle County or (302)739-5487 in Kent and Sussex Counties.

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