Bureau of Certification Services

The Bureau of Certification Services is responsible for the regulation of all child care centers, group day care homes and family day care homes in Pennsylvania. 

The Certification Bureau receives inquiries regarding a variety of topics, including:

  • The requirements and process for opening a child care facility.
  • The statutes and regulations for operating a child care facility.
  • The status and compliance history of specific facilities.
  • The complaints regarding child care facilities.

Providers interested in receiving Certification information may sign up for the Certification Services Listserv and the biweekly PA Early Education E-News.