~ 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.

For Providers


Family Child Care
Information on Regulations, Forms, Upcoming Training, Administration of Medication, Delaware Stars, Grants/Funding, Subsidy Programs, and Useful Links

Large Family Child Care
Information on Regulations, Forms, Post a Job Opening, Upcoming Training, Administration of Medication, Delaware Stars, Grants/Funding, Subsidy Programs, and Useful Links

Centers
Information on Regulations, Forms, Post a Job Opening, Upcoming Training, Administration of Medication, Selling or Purchasing an Existing Center, Register to Participate in Supervised Experience, Delaware Stars, Grants/Funding, Subsidy Programs, and Useful Links

Residential Child Care and Day Treatment Programs
Information on Regulations, Forms, Post a Job Opening, and Useful Links

Child Placing Agencies
Information on Regulations, Forms, Post a Job Opening, and Useful Links