Licensing

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is charged, under RI General Law §42-72.1, with the licensing, monitoring and enforcement of regulations in all child care centers, foster homes, residential facilities, and for agencies who place children. Our mission within Licensing is to ensure that our providers provide for the health, safety, and well-being of children in their care, through compliance with the following regulations:

Child Care Centers and School Age Program Regulations for Licensure
Family Child Care Home Regulations for Licensure
Reglamentos para La Licencia de Hogares - Guarderías
Group Family Child Care Home Regulations for Licensure
Reglamentos para La Licencia Hogares - Guarderías de Grupo

Important Information - The regulations for Family Child Care Homes and Group Family Child Care Homes are currently under review. Please check back to find out more about opportunities to engage in the revision process!

Foster Care and Adoption Regulations for Licensure
Foster Care and Adoption Regulations for Licensure - Guidance Document
Residential Child Care Regulations for Licensure
Child Placing Agency Regulations