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Permit Status
Permitted: These day care services have a current and valid permit to operate a child care service from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Permit Status
Expired-in-Renewal: These child care services have had a permit to operate that has expired before the child care service has completed the renewal process. Child care services may continue to operate for a short period of time while in this status.

Violation Types
Inspections/Visits: The Bureau of Child Care conducts two types of oversight activities for group child care services in New York City. Inspections conducted by Public Health Sanitarians (PHS) focus primarily on facility health and safety. Early Childhood Educational Consultants (ECEC) conduct visits to child care services that focus on program development, staff qualifications and staff and child medical records. In some instances, the same violations may be cited by these two staff groups.

Violation Types
Critical Violations: While these violations do not pose an imminent risk to the health and safety of children, they are serious and must be corrected by the provider within two weeks. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will conduct a compliance visit to assure these violations have been corrected.

Violation Types
General Violations: These are violations that do not pose a direct threat to children but must be corrected within a month by the day care provider to assure the optimal functioning of the child care service. Child care services are expected to correct all violations. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene does not perform compliance inspections to determine if violations were corrected when there are no critical violations and fewer that six general violations observed at the time of an inspection.

Violation Types
Public Health Hazards: The most serious type of violations, which may present an imminent threat to the health and safety of children. These violations must be immediately addressed and must be corrected within one business day by the child care provider. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will conduct a compliance visit to assure these violations have been corrected.

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