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Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDER?

If you are interested in becoming a licensed child care provider and would like information, click on the link below for the type of license you are interested in.

Family Child Care Home Licensing Information

A Family Child Care Home must be in the licensee's own home. A Family Child Care Home reflects a home-like environment where non-medical care and supervision is provided for periods of less than 24 hours.

Child Care Center Licensing Information

A Child Care Center (or Day Care Center) is usually located in a commercial building. Non-medical care and supervision is provided for infant to school-age children in a group setting for periods of less than 24 hours.

ARE YOU PROVIDING CHILD CARE WITHOUT A LICENSE?

  • You must be licensed if you care for children from more than one family and who are not related to you.
  • You don't need a license if you care for your children (or those of a relative), and children from only one other family.

If you are providing child care in either a Family Child Care Home or Child Care Center and are not licensed, you need to understand that it is against the law. Operating without a license is a misdemeanor and you could be required to pay a $200 per day fine. You may also be subject to criminal charges by local law enforcement.

ARE YOU CURRENTLY LICENSED AND INTERESTED IN RECENT CHANGES IN THE LICENSING PROGRAM, IN CURRENT LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, HOW TO GET FORMS, ETC.?

Information for Licensees

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CHILD CARE? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, HOW TO EVALUATE YOUR CHILD'S DAY CARE FACILITY, OR HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT?

Information for Parents