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Child Care Licensing

Welcome to the Community Care Licensing Division, CHILD CARE LICENSING website.

The Child Care Licensing Program licenses and monitors Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers in an effort to ensure that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children who are in day care.

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Do I Need A License?

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Child Care Licensing

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Information For Licensees

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Register For an Orientation

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Information For Parents

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Pay Fees Online

Child Care News Flash

Child Care News