Child Care Rulemaking Projects

The Division of Early Care and Education posts notices and documents related to rulemaking projects. Information regarding rulemaking projects can be found by clicking on the program area below.

2021 Rule Revisions

The department is revising child care licensing rules affecting chapters DCF 250, 251, and 252. The primary purpose of the rule revisions is to accurately reflect the nature of school-age child care in DCF 251. However, while make those revisions, we also proposed revisions for DCF 250, 252, and other 251 rules. 

In December 2021 through January 2022, we solicited comments on the proposed rules affecting licensed family child care, group child care, and day camps for children. DCF held a hearing on January 5. The department reviewed all comments submitted on the proposed rule revisions and made many revisions to the rules in response to the comments. The best way to review those changes is to review the Hearing Summary document listed below, which includes a summary of the comments made, the department’s response, and any rule changes made.

The following documents are for your review; please read through them carefully.

Please note: Due to additional time needed for DCF system changes, the expected effective date of the proposed rules has been changed to March 1, 2023.