Welcome to the Child Care Licensing eApplication system. Using this system, you can submit an application for one of the following four types of operations:

Listed Family Home

Definition: A caregiver at least 18 years old who provides care in the caregiver's own home for compensation for three or fewer children unrelated to the caregiver, ages birth through 13 years. Regular care is provided, which is care provided for at least four hours a day, three or more days a week and more than nine consecutive weeks. The total number of children in care, including children related to the caregiver, may not exceed 12. Note: A home is subject to registration if it cares for more than three unrelated children on a regular basis, whether or not the unrelated children are in care at the same time. (A caregiver who is subject to regulation as a listed family home may instead become a registered child-care home.)


Registered Child-Care Home

Definition: A caregiver at who provides regular care in the caregiver's own residence for not more than six children from birth through 13 years. Child day care can be provided for six additional school-aged children before and after the customary school day. The total number of children in care at any given time, including children related to the caregiver, must not exceed 12.


Licensed Child-Care Home

Definition: The primary caregiver provides care in the caregiver's own residence for children from birth through 13 years. The total number of children in care varies with the ages of the children, but the total number of children in care at any given time, including the children related to the caregiver must not exceed 12.


Licensed Child-Care Center

Definition: An operation providing care for seven or more children younger than 14 years old for less than 24 hours per day at a location other than the permit holder's home.


About the Licensing Process

During the processing of your application, you and others in your operation will be subject to a background check. In addition, in order to become a Licensed Child Care Center, Licensed Child Care Home or Registered Child Care Home, you must be in compliance with applicable standards and regular inspections of your operation will occur to ensure that you are in compliance.


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