Regulated Child Care Programs in Buffalo, NY


This story highlights information on child care programs in Buffalo, New York regulated by the Division of Child Care Services. As of April, 2018, 239 facilities were licensed or registered by the OCFS in the City of Buffalo. For a general summary of child care regulated programs in New York State, check out this overview. To learn more about the eight-step process to become a licensed or registered child day care provider in New York State, check out the Division of Child Care Services website.
The dataset used to craft this dashboard is owned by NY Open Data. The Child Care Regulated Programs dataset is accessible on our portal through our federated domain. To ask a question, make a comment, or point out something about the data illustrated in this story, please email Jim.Hart@ocfs.ny.gov.

Regulated Child Care Programs in Buffalo
Each point on the map below indicates a child care facility regulated by the Division of Child Care Services. Zoom in and select a point to see details of the program. To specify the type and/or facility name of child care programs displayed on your map, adjust the drop-down filters and click "Apply" to delimit the results.

Regulated Child Care Programs by Zip Code in Buffalo
The following density map displays the number of regulated child care programs in each of Buffalo's zip codes. Scroll over the map to see details of a particular zip code.

Regulated Child Care Programs By County in New York State
This density map displays the number of regulated child care programs in each county of New York State, excluding day care center programs in New York City regulated by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Scroll over the map to see details of a particular county.

License Issue Date of Regulated Child Care Programs in Buffalo
This time series illustrates the date of license issuance for regulated child care programs in Buffalo. This data reflects the original application or approval date for a business license. Scroll over the timeline for a monthly summary.

Distribution of Regulated Child Care Programs by Type in Buffalo
This pie chart shows the distribution of regulated child care programs by type. The largest proportion of facilities are Group Family Day Care Homes (GFDCs), which provide care for 7-12 children at a time in a residence. 
FDC, GFDC, SACC,  DCC, and SDCC refer to Family Day Care, Group Family Day Care, School Age Child Care, Day Care Center, and Small Day Care Center, respectively. For more information on program types, see this OCFS brochure.

Child Care Regulated Programs Dataset

Division of Child Care Services
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides a range of resources to help parents with child care needs, people who want to start or are currently running child care programs, and anyone with a concern about the health or safety of a child in a day care program.