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

Child Care Providers: For up to date information and guidance during this public health emergency click here to go the Child Care Section of the main de.gov/coronavirus website. We thank you for your dedication to Delaware’s children.

Search for Licensed Child Care

Selecting the right child care provider for your family is a very important decision and there are many things to consider. This site helps you make a more informed choice by showing program information and the number of non-compliances and substantiated complaints for the past five years. For providers licensed for more than five years, contact OCCL if you would like previous licensing history. Here is more information to consider when choosing a child care provider.

Visit the Office of Early Learning to learn more about using Delaware Stars for Early Success, our state’s quality rating and improvement system, as a guide to finding quality early childhood programs. Participation in Delaware Stars is voluntary. A provider’s choice not to participate in Delaware Stars does not indicate a lower-quality program.

Search for Licensed Child Care

About the 'Search for Licensed Child Care'
How to use the 'Search for Licensed Child Care'

Please contact us at 1-800-822-2236 if you are looking for a State of Delaware licensed child care provider that is not listed on the 'Search for Delaware Child Care' app.

Providers Exempt from Licensure
and Additional Resources

For more information please contact us:
In New Castle County, call: 302-892-5800
In Kent & Sussex Counties, call: 302-739-5487 
You can also email us at : OCCL.DSCYF@delaware.gov

IMPORTANT: People who are not listed on this site may not hold a valid license or their license may be suspended. If you have reason to suspect that an individual or organization is being paid for providing child care in their home or a commercial site, you should contact the Office of Child Care Licensing.

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