Our Mission: To ensure safeguards and enhance quality of out-of-home care for children in Delaware.

As of June 15, 2020, all Delaware families may access child care and all licensed child care providers may operate, provided they follow applicable DELACARE regulations as well as the additional health and safety requirements developed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and the Division of Public Health.

Families in need of child care may use the Office of Child Care Licensing’s search for child care, recognizing that not all providers may have reopened at this time or may have limited enrollment or hours. Please contact the program directly to inquire about their current availability of care.

For more information about child care during COVID-19, providers and families should go to coronavirus.delaware.gov/child-care.

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Office of Child Care Licensing Contact Information


New Castle County

DOE/Office of Child Care Licensing

3411 Silverside Road

The Concord, Hagley Building

Wilmington, DE 19810

302-892-5800

FAX: 302-633-5112

Kent & Sussex Counties

DOE/Office of Child Care Licensing

821 Silver Lake Boulevard

Barratt Building, Suite 103

Dover, DE 19904

302-739-5487 or 1-800-822-2236

FAX: 302-739-6589

Email, All Counties

occl.doe@doe.k12.de.us