Becoming a provider
Who's Regulated by the Child Development Division?
If you want to care for children from more than two families you must be licensed or registered.
How do I get licensed?
Determine the kind of child care program you want to offer. This is important because the application/forms vary based on size and type of program.
Providing care in your home for a small number of children:
If you want to provide care in your home for a maximum of six children under the age of six years old (only two of those six can be under the age of two years old), and four school age children; then you need to follow the Family Child Care Home application process.
Providing care outside your home or for more children then allowed by registered home regulations:
If you want to provide care for more than the number of children listed above, or you will be providing care outside of your home, then you need to follow the application process for:
The number of children you can care for is based upon indoor and outdoor square footage, completed building Fire Safety inspections and any local zoning ordinances and the number of qualified staff present within a program.
This process may take 12 weeks or longer to complete.