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Controlling Persons

Child Care Licensing laws and rules require that you inform CCL of all controlling persons associated with your child care home. 

A “controlling person” is defined as any person who has the ability to influence or direct the management, expenditures, or policies of the child care home.  More specifically, a controlling person of a child-care home includes any of the following:

  • An owner
  • A member of the governing body of the child care home, including, as applicable, an executive, an officer, a board member, and a partner
  • A sole proprietor
  • The sole proprietor’s spouse
  • The primary caregiver at a child-care home
  • The spouse of the primary caregiver at a child-care home
  • A person who manages, administrates, or directs the child care home or its governing body, including a day care director
  • A person who, either alone or in connection with others, has the ability to influence or direct the management, expenditures, or policies of the child care home. For example, a person may have influence over the child care home because of a personal, familial, or other relationship with the governing body, manager, or other controlling person of the child care home.

An employee, lender, secured creditor, or landlord of the child care home is not a controlling person, unless the person meets the requirements listed above.