Delacare: Requirements for Residential Child Care Facilities and Day Treatment Programs were created to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in residential child care facilities and day treatment programs. Programs are required to follow these rules in order to operate a licensed facility.


If you are interested in opening a residential child care facility or day treatment program, please contact your local Office of Child Care Licensing at 302-892-5800 (NCC) or 302-739-5487 (Kent and Sussex) to schedule an orientation that includes the application process.