Looking in Delaware

There are multiple websites you can use to search for child care in Delaware.

Choose how to SEARCH for child care here:

Website Selection

wdt_IDFeatureOffice of Child Care Licensing (OCCL)Children & Families First AccessCare (CFF)
1Name of ProviderXX
2Licensed Child Care ProvidersXX
3Results of Inspections, Monitoring, & Enforcement Actions for Licensed Prov.XX
4Number of Injuries and Deaths occurring at specific Licensed ProvidersX
5Exempt Child Care ProvidersX
6Provider-Reported InformationX
8Phone numberXX
9Ages of childrenXX
10Days of OperationX
11Hours of OperationXX
12Delaware Stars (QIS) Currently on hold and being restructured
13Languages spoken by the providerX
14School feeder patternsX
15Financial Assistance including types of POC, Scholarships and Sibling DiscountsX

If you prefer to speak to a child care specialist, call:

When you call, you will be asked to provide basic information regarding your child care needs.  Then, you will be sent lists of providers by mail or by e-mail.  The lists are based on your location or the location of where you need care.

Families approved for Purchase of Care (POC) are eligible for an Enhanced Search service.  To learn more details of this service call the same number: 800-734-2388

Purchase of Care (POC) is a program that provides support for families to pay for child care when their income levels are below certain limits.

Read additional information about Purchase of Care (POC) that was put together by the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware.

To help you decide the best options for your family please look in the FAMILIES section of this website.

The State of Delaware and Children & Families First makes every effort to supply you with up-to-date information. The information about the providers is supplied by the providers themselves. We cannot guarantee a provider’s capabilities. We offer you options and do not warrant information concerning any provider nor do we license, endorse, or recommend any particular provider. Since selecting a provider is a subjective decision, you should visit providers to determine which you and your family feel is best.

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.