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Alabama

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Department of Human Resources 
Office of Day Care and Child Development
Family & Children's Services
50 Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-9500 
Fax: 334-242-0939
Alabama Child Care Subsidy Program

To order copies of Alabama child care regulations call 334-242-1425

Alabama Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Childcare Resource Network
P.O. Box 681025
Ft. Payne, AL 35968-1611
Phone: 256-845-8238
Fax: 256-845-6731

Child Care Food Program Agency
Alabama Department of Education
Attn.: State Director, Child Nutrition Programs
Gordon Persons Building
50 North Ripley Street, Room 5301
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
Phone: 334-242-1988
Fax: 334-242-2475

GRCMA Early Childhood Directions 
A Training and Resource and Referral Agency. 
Excellent resource for directors and providers in Alabama.

Alabama Association of Licensed Early Care and Education
State organization that supports quality programs and practices in child care 
while promoting recognition for child care professionalism.

Alabama Child Care Consortium
Extensive childcare information, newsletters, etc.





Alaska

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Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services
P.O. Box 110630
Juneau, AK 99811-0630
Phone: 907-465-3207 
Fax: 907-465-3397 or 907-465-3190

Alaska Division of Public Assistance

Child Care Licensing office 907-269-4600





Arizona [1]
(For centers and family child care homes serving more than 5 children)

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Department of Health Services
Office of Child Care Licensure
1647 East Morten, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-674-4220 
Fax: 602-861-0674





Arizona [2]
(For family child care homes serving 1-4 children)

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Department of Economic Security
Child Care Administration
Site Code 801A
P.O. Box 6123
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Phone: 602-542-4248 
Fax: 602-542-4197





Arkansas

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Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Child Care Licensing
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 720
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: 501-682-8590 
Fax: 501-682-2317





California

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Central Operations Branch
Department of Social Services 
Community Care Licensing Division
744 P Street, Mail Stop 19-50
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-324-4031 
Fax: 916-323-8352

California Child Development Division
Child Development Division's Care About Quality Website

Contra Costa Child Care~ Lots of wonderful resources for Concord and surrounding areas.





Colorado

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Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care
1575 Sherman Street, First Floor
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Phone: 303-866-5958 
Fax: 303-866-4453






Connecticut

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Department of Public Health
Child Day Care Licensing
410 Capitol Avenue
Mail Station 12DAC, P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-8045
Fax: 860-509-7541

Department of Social Services Child Care Information





Delaware

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Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Office of Child Care Licensing
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-892-5800 
Fax: 302-633-5112

DSS Division of Social Services





District of Columbia

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Licensing Regulation Administration
Human Services Facility Division
614 H Street, NW, Suite 1003
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-727-7226 
Fax: 202-727-7780

DC office of Early Childhood Development





Florida

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Department of Children & Families
Family Safety & Preservation
Child Care Services
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Phone: 850-488-4900 
Fax: 850-488-9584

Florida Partnership for School Readiness
 





Georgia

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Department of Human Resources
Office of Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing Section
2 Peachtree Street, NW
32nd Floor, Room #458
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: 404-657-5562 
Fax: 404-657-8936





Hawaii

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Department of Human Services 
Benefit, Employment & Support Services Division
1001 Bishop Street
Pacific Tower, Suite 900
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-5770 
Fax: 808-586-5180





Idaho

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Department of Health & Welfare
Bureau of Family & Children's Service
450 W. State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5691 
Fax: 208-334-6664

Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse





Illinois

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Department of Children & Family Services
Bureau of Licensure & Certification
406 East Monroe Street
Station 60
Springfield, IL 62701-1498
Phone: 217-785-2688 
Fax: 217-524-3347





Indiana [1]
(For center-based child care)

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IN Family & Social Services Administration
Division of Family and Children
Bureau of Child Development - Licensing Unit
402 W. Washington Street, Room 386
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-4468 or 317-232-4469
Fax: 317-232-4436





Indiana [2]
(For family child care)

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IN Family & Social Services Administration
Division of Family and Children
Bureau of Child Development - Licensing Unit
402 W. Washington Street, Room 386
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-4521 or 317-232-1660
Fax: 317-232-4436





Iowa [1]
(For center-based child care)

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Department of Human Services
Adult, Children and Family Services
Child Day Care Unit
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-4357 
Fax: 515-281-4597
 





Iowa [2]
(For family child care)

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Department of Human Services
Adult, Children and Family Services
Child Day Care Unit
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-6074 
Fax: 515-281-4597





Kansas

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Consumer Health
Child Care Licensing and Registration
1000 SW Jaackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS  66612-1274
Phone (785) 296-1270
Fax (785) 296-0803






Kentucky [1]
(For centers and family child care homes serving 7 or more children)

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Cabinet for Health Services
Division of Licensing & Regulation 
C.H.R. Building
275 East Main Street, 4E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2800 
Fax: 502-564-6546





Kentucky [2]
(For certification of family child care homes serving 3-6 children. No certification needed for less than 3 children)

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Community Based Services*
Division of Child Care 
C.H.R. Building
3EB6 275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2524 
Fax: 502-564-9554

* Office name change to Community Based Services effective July 1, 1998





Louisiana

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Department of Social Services
Bureau of Licensing
P.O. Box 3078
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 504-922-0015 
Fax: 504-922-0014





Maine

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Bureau of Child & Family Services
221 State Street
State House, Station 11
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207-287-5060 
Fax: 207-287-5031





Maryland

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Department of Human Resources
Child Care Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street, 1st Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-7805 
Fax: 410-333-8699





Massachusetts

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Office of Child Care Services
One Ashburton Place, Room 1105
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-8900 
Fax: 617-626-2028





Michigan

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Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Division of Child Day Care Licensing
7109 W. Saginaw, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30650
Lansing, MI 48909-8150
Phone: 517-373-8300 
Fax: 517-335-6121





Minnesota

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Providers Choice, Inc.
A USDA Food Program sponsor providing financial reimbursement
and nutrition education to licensed child care providers in Minnesota.
Address: PO Box 39813
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: (800) 356-5983
E-mail: provider@providerschoice.com
Website: www.providerschoice.com

(Refers family child care calls to counties)

Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3842
Phone: 612-296-3971 
Fax: 612-297-1490





Mississippi

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Department of Health
Division of Child Care
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-960-7613 
Fax: 601-354-6131





Missouri

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Department of Health
Bureau of Child Care, Safety and Licensure
P.O. Box 570 (920 Wildwood)
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-2450 
Fax: 573-526-5345





Montana

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Department of Public Health
Quality Assurance Division
Child Care Program
P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Phone: 406-444-2012 
Fax: 406-444-1742





Nebraska

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NE Department of Health and Human Services
Child Care
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: 402-471-9431 
Fax: 402-471-9455





Nevada

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Department of Human Resources
Division of Child and Family Services
Bureau of Child Care Licensing
3920 E. Idaho Street
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 702-753-1237 
Fax: 702-753-2111





New Hampshire

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NH Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Program Support
Bureau of Child Care Licensing
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-4624 
Fax: 603-271-3745





New Jersey
(Refers family child care calls to counties)

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Division of Youth & Family Services
Bureau of Licensing
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: 609-292-1018 
Fax: 609-292-6976





New Mexico

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Child Services Unit / Licensing
PERA Building, Room 111
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Phone: 505-827-4185 
Fax: 505-827-7361





New York [1]
(For New York City, SEE New York [2])

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NY State Department of Family assistance
Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Early Childhood Services
40 N. Pearl Street, 11-B
Albany, NY 12243-0001
Phone: 518-474-9454 
Fax: 518-474-9617





New York [2]
(For callers from the 5 boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island)

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New York City Department of Health 
Bureau of Day Care
2 Lafayette Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-676-2444 
Fax: 212-676-2424





North Carolina

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Division of Child Development
Regulatory Services Section
P.O. Box 29553
Raleigh, NC 27626-0553
Phone: Statewide: 800-859-0829 or 919-662-4527 or 919-662-4499
Fax: 919-661-4845





North Dakota

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Department of Human Services
Early Childhood Services
600 East Boulevard
State Capitol Building
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: 701-328-4809 
Fax: 701-328-2359





Ohio [1]
(For center-based child care)

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Department of Human Services
Bureau of Workforce Development
Child Day Care Licensing Section
65 East State Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-3822 
Fax: 614-728-9682





Ohio [2]
(For family child care)

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Child Care Services
65 East State Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-7762 
Fax: 614-728-6803





Oklahoma

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Department of Human Services
Office of Child Care
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Phone: 405-521-3561 
Fax: 405-521-0391





Oregon

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Employment Department 
Child Care Division
875 Union Street, NE
Salem, OR 97311
Phone: 503-947-1400 
Fax: 503-947-1428

Resource and Referral Offices for Oregon:

Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network 1-800-342-6712
For more information about resource and referral in Oregon.
Caring Options
10 Sixth Street, Suite108
Astoria, Oregon 97103
503-325-1053 or 1-800-404-3511
serving Clatsop County
Caring Options
310 Columbia Blvd.
St. Helens, Oregon 97501
503-397-3511 or 1-800-404-3511
serving Columbia County
Caring Options
2211 11th Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
503-842-5261 or 1-800-404-3511
serving Tillamook County
Metro CCR & R
1509 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97233
503-252-5000 or 1-800-695-6988
serving Clackamas, Multnoma, Washington Counties
Child Care Information Service
2475 Center Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-585-2491 or 1-800-289-5533
serving Marion, Polk, 
Yamhill counties
Family Connections
6500 SW Pacific Blvd.
Albany, Oregon 97321
541-917-4899 or 1-800-845-1363
serving Benton, Linn counties
Family Care Connections
29 SE 2nd Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
541-265-2558 or 1-800-603-2728
serving Lincoln County
Lane Family Connections
1077 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
541-726-3945 or 1-800-222-3290
serving Lane County
Douglas County CCR & R
815 SE Oak
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
541-672-7955 or 1-800-443-0812
serving Douglas County






Pennsylvania

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Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Child Day Care
Office of Children, Youth & Families
Bertolino Bldg., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
Phone: 717-787-8691 
Fax: 717-787-1529





Rhode Island

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Department of Children, Youth and Families
Day Care Licensing, Bldg. 3
610 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4741 
Fax: 401-457-5331





South Carolina

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Department of Social Services 
Division of Child Day Care Licensing
P.O. Box 1520
Room 520 
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: 803-734-5740 
Fax: 803-734-4322





South Dakota

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Department of Social Services
Child Care Services
Kneip Building
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: 605-773-4766 
Fax: 605-773-6834





Tennessee

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Department of Human Services
Child Care Services Unit
Citizens Plaza
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-9800
Phone: 615-313-4778 
Fax: 615-532-9956





Texas

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Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Child Care Licensing
P.O. Box 149030
M.C. E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: Day Care Hotline: 800-862-5252 
or 512-438-3267
Fax: 512-438-3848





Utah

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Department of Health
Bureau of Licensing
Child Care Unit
P.O. Box 142003
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2003
Phone: 801-538-9299
Fax: 801-538-9259





Vermont

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Department of Social Rehabilitation Services
Child Care Services Division
Child Care Licensing Unit
103 S. Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2901
Phone: 802-241-2158 or 3110 
Fax: 802-241-1220
 





Virginia

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Department of Social Services
Division of Licensing Programs
730 E. Broad Street, 7th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-1849
Phone: 804-692-1787 
Fax: 804-692-2370





Washington

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Department of Social and Health Services
Childcare and Early Learning
P.O. Box 45480
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 360-725-4665 

Columbia Basin Edu-Care, offering providers extensive USDA information and STARS training. This site offers too much to list! 

Benton-Franklin Community Action, USDA food program sponsor, website filled with resources!





West Virginia

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Department of Health and Human Resources
Day Care Licensing 
P.O. Box 2590
Fairmont, WV 26555-2590
Phone: 304-363-3261 
Fax: 304-367-2729





Wisconsin

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Division of Children & Family Services
Bureau of Regulation and Licensing
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: 608-266-9314 
Fax: 608-267-7252





Wyoming

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Department of Family Services
Division of Juvenile Services
Hathaway Building, Room 323
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
Phone: 307-777-6285 
Fax: 307-777-3659





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