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Child Care Licensing State Websites

Alabama Department of Human Resources - Licensing Overview

Child day care centers in Alabama legally operate in one of two ways: Licensed or license exempt. All centers that require a license must be licensed by the Department of Human Resources and renewed every two years. The Department of Human Resources prescribes and enforces minimum standards for licensing approval. Consultation is provided to assist providers and parents. Every licensed center must be in compliance with licensing regulations as prescribed by the State Department of Human Resources.

Wyoming - Licensing - Early Childhood Division

The safety and health of the children you will care for is the main focus of Child Care Licensing. This is accomplished through the Wyoming Child Care Licensing Rules . As you work through the rules, again feel free to contact your licenser for assistance.The local DFS Child Care Licensing Officer is available to offer assistance and technical support.

Alaska Child Care Licensing

The Child Care Licensing Program (CCL) routinely monitors both child care homes and centers within the Municipality of Anchorage through routine on-site inspections, including complaint investigations. The goal of CCL is to help reduce predictable risk of harm to children, however, CCL cannot guarantee that a facility meets all code requirements at all times.

Arizona Bureau of Child Care Licensing | Home

ADHS Bureau of Childcare Licensing

Arkansas DHS | Child Care Licensing

Important Notices Proposed Licensing Requirements The below are the revised proposed child care regulations for Child Care Centers, Child Care Family Homes, Registered Child Care Family Homes, Out-of-School Time Facilities and the FBI Background Check Form. The revisions are as a result of the public comments the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) received.

California 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.

Colorado Office of Early Childhood | Child Care Licensing & Administration

The Office of Early Childhood within the Colorado Department of Human Services providers resources for children, families child care providers and professionals

Connecticut Child Care Licensing

Division of Licensing Printable Version Information for Child Care Providers/Operators To contact Licensing (Child Care Programs and Youth Camps), please call (860) 509-8045 or toll-free 1-800-282-6063.. What's New! Get the latest news and updates on child care and youth camp licensing. Are you a licensed child care provider?

State of Delaware -Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families- Office of Child Care Licensing

Division of Family Services Office of Child Care Licensing Main Page Careers in Early Care and Education Opening a Child Care Business Child Care Search Child Care Forms Exemptions Filing a Complaint Links Parent Information Provider Information Regulations/Rules Resources Registry Checks FAQ's

DC Licensing for Early Learning Providers

All childcare programs operating in the District of Columbia must comply with the established childcare requirements. Childcare requirements ensure that programs are meeting the minimum standards for care in the District of Columbia. Programs must maintain substantial compliance.

Florida Licensing Information

The child care licensing program is a component of the services provided by Department of Children and Families. The program is accountable for the statewide licensure of Florida's child care facilities, specialized child care facilities for the care of mildly ill children, large family child care homes and licensure or registration of family day care homes.

Georgia - Child Care Services

Bright from the Start Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning. Meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia's children and their families.

Hawaii - Child Care Licensing

The goal of the Department of Human Services' Child Care Licensing Program is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children enrolled in registered Family Child Care Homes and licensed child care centers (Before & After School Child Care Facilities, Group Child Care Centers & Group Child Care Homes, and Infant & Toddler Child Care Centers) by developing and enforcing minimum standards for these types of child care.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services - Child Care Licensing

Welcome to The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

Indiana Child Care Licensing

Definition:IC 12-7-2-28.4 Child care center Sec. 28.4. "Child care center", for purposes of IC 12-17.2, means a nonresidential building where at least one (1) child receives child care from a provider: (1) while unattended by a parent, legal guardian, or custodian; (2) for regular compensation; and (3) for more than four (4) hours but less than twenty-four (24) hours in each of ten (10) consecutive days per year, excluding intervening Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Iowa Department of Human Services - Child Care Licensing

Iowa has three types of child care; licensed centers, registered child development home providers and child care home providers that are not registered. Licensed Centers - These are businesses that typically care for dozens of children. There are about 1,400 of them in Iowa. Use the "find childcare" tab to find a center near you.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Child Care Licensing and Registration

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Kentucky: Cabinet for Health and Family Services Child Care Licensing

Ideisha Bellamy, DirectorVACANT, Assistant Director Phone: (502) 564-7962Fax: (502) 564-9350 The Division of Regulated Child Care is responsible for licensing and investigating complaints against child day care programs, residential child caring facilities and child-placing agencies. The division also is responsible for certifying and investigating complaints against certified family child care homes.

Louisiana Child Day Care Licensing

As a reminder, all of DCFS child care facility licensing functions will move to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) on October 1, 2014. This is in conjunction with Act 868 of the 2014 Legislative session. There will be no immediate impact on child care providers' day-to-day operations and will not change the status of an existing license.

Maine Child Care Licensing

The Child Care Licensing Unit, within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for issuing licenses for Child Care facilities, Family Child Care Providers, and Nursery Schools and for monitoring compliance with the rules. Any facility (home or center) that cares for more than two children must be licensed by the State of Maine.

Massachusetts Child Care Licensing

Family, Large & Small Group, and School-Age Child Care Licensing

Michigan - Child Care Licensing

Department of Human Services | DHS - Child Care information for parents and providers.

Minnesota Child Care Licensing

The Minnesota Department of Health licenses and regulates certain facilities as it relates to sanitation and safety of the buildings and to the health, treatment, comfort, safety, and well-being of the persons being served. Depending on the type of service that you intend to provide in your facility, you may need a license from each state agency.