NYC Day Care Finder: Choose with confidence

Choosing the right day care center is one of the most important decisions any parent will ever make. Location and price are important, but safety is paramount. Search for licensed day care centers close to your home or office, and compare each center's history of violations issued by the New York City Bureau of Child Care.

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Licensed day care centers

What to look out for: Each bubble represents a licensed day care center. The size of the bubble indicates the number of critical violations in 2013. The bigger the bubble, the more violations. Click on any center for detailed information including any uncorrected and previous violations.

Size of circle indicates critical violations, 2013
ACS Contracted Preschools
ACS Head Start
Head Start (Direct Fed Funding)


How does your day care center compare with all the others? Explore which of the day care centers have the most critical violations in 2013, or the most uncorrected violations.

Common violation types

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Source: Bureau of Child Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Data extracted on May 2, 2013.

The NYC Day Care Finder gathers day care center inspection data publicly issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which is responsible for the accuracy of the information. This site neither endorses nor discourages the selection of any individual center. The New York City Department of Health recommends that parents research the child care service they are interested in by reviewing its inspection history and assessing its meaning and value, and by visiting the center to see if it will meet their child's needs.

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