Legally Exempt Enrollment

The Delaware Opportunities Inc. is the enrollment agent for legally exempt (informal) caregivers for families receiving subsidies. 
We also provide assistance and support for legally-exempt (informal) caregivers. Legally exempt means the caregiver is exempt from 
registering or licensing with the New York Office of Children and Family Services.

Types of informal child care:
•    Informal Care – care provided by a child’s relative, a family friend or neighbor who watches one or two children not related to 
the caregiver, but never more than a total of eight children.
•    In-home Care – When a caregiver comes to your home to watch your children.
•    Non-Public Nursery School and Pre- Kindergarten Program- a program that is not in someone’s home that cares for children three hours a day or less.

Educational training and continued support is provided in a variety of areas, including how to comply with state regulations for medications administration to children in care.

For more information legally exempt child care contact Judy Velten or Lisa Calaci at 607-746-1620 or jvelten@delop.org