Environmental Guidance for All
Child Care Facilities & Educational Facilities
Office of Community RelationsPhone No. 609-984-3081, ext. 4
Child Care Centers must conduct an environmental review before DCF's Office of Licensing will approve an application to operate a child care center. Please click on the appropriate box below for specific information on the requirements applicable to your situation.
Looking to open a new child care facility?
Click here to learn about current child care environmental requirements for child care licensing.
New with Prior Approval
Are you opening a child care center in a location that already has an approval letter, such as a No Further Action letter, a Response Action Outcome, or a Child Care Facility Approval letter?
Click here to learn more about how to recertify prior approval letters.
3 Year License Renewal
Are you looking to renew a child care center license and have already fullfilled the environmental requirements at your last renewal date?
Click here to learn about renewal requirements.