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License & Accreditation

Our Sites are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) and are designed to serve children of UB students, faculty and staff. The University at Buffalo Child Care Center, Inc. (UBCCC), is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

All UBCCC permanent staff members, substitute teachers, work-study students, and interns are screened and subject to NYSOCFS requirements and UB’s Child Protection Policy.  All persons who have direct contact with the children are required to submit documentation to the New York State Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment for clearance. All employees are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect and are responsible for reporting such information.

All fulltime staff are certified in CPR and First Aid and many of our part-time staff have these certifications.

Both UBCCC North and South are rated by the QUALITYstarsNY program.

QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary quality improvement and rating system for all types of regulated early childhood programs in New York State that serve children from birth through age five. QUALITYstarsNY uses research-based, culturally responsive program standards developed by New York’s leading early education experts to support programs to provide children with high quality early learning experiences.