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 made revisions to DCF 250, 252, and other 251rules. 

At this time, we are soliciting comments on the proposed rules affecting licensed family child care, group child care, and day camps for children. The following are documents for your review; please read through the documents carefully.

As an additional tool for reviewing the proposed rule revisions, the proposed revisions have been added in the licensing rule book manuals below. It is important to note that the following documents were created as a tool for ease of reading and are not the official proposed changes. For the official document with proposed changes, please review the Proposed Rules for DCF 250, 251, and 251 document above. 

Written comments may be submitted by email to or through the website The proposed rules are also available on this website. Written comments must be received on or before January 5, 2022.

Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing and will be afforded the opportunity to make an oral presentation of their positions.

Hearing information: 

Date: January 5, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Zoom meeting at the following link:

Meeting ID: 838 8654 7961
Passcode: 187866

To access the meeting by phone, call 1 (312) 626-6799 or 1 (651) 372-8299.