Licensing Units ensure that facilities where children are cared for meet
state requirements; respond to concerns about a particular facility; and
accept application requests for foster care and child care.
Listing of Adoption and Foster Care Information Nights is now available.
Foster Care Recruitment - for individuals and
families interested in fostering. For more information, call 401-528-3700.
Foster Care Liaison - for licensed foster parents with questions or complaints. For more information, call 401-528-3783.
Foster Care Licensing- licenses foster homes. For more information, call 401-528-3606.
Residential Facilities - licenses group homes, emergency shelters and long-term, residential care facilities for children and youth. for more information, call 401-528-3623.
The Adoption and Foster Care Preparation and Support Unit recruits, trains and assesses families who are interested in providing a home for children waiting for permanent families. Call 401-528-3483 for more information.
- Child Care Overview
- Child Care Homes (Spanish)
- Group Child Care Homes (Spanish)
- Child Care Center
- Child Care Center - (School Age)
Child Care Licensing - licenses child care homes and centers. For more information, call 401-528-3624 (English) or 401-528-3621 (Spanish).
NOTE: Child Care Centers are prohibited from using or having on their premises an unsafe children's product as defined in Chapter 23-75 of the General Laws of RI.
Child Placing regulations
DCYF Residential Child Care regulations
Program Monitoring Review - form
Information on unsafe child product's can be found on the RI Department of Health's website.