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BECOME A CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Make sure you are eligible to become a licensed care provider.
To be eligible, you must:
Be a high school graduate or the equivalent
Complete orientation prior to submitting an application. Contact the child care surveyor in the county where the facility will be located to complete orientation.
Receive initial professional development training.
Within 30 days of submitting your application, you must receive the following training (find resources here):
- Pediatric First Aid Certification
- Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
- At least 2 hours in Recognizing and Reporting the Signs of Child Abuse or Neglect (must include prevention of head trauma)
- At least 2 hours in Basic Child Development
- At least 2 hours in Safe Sleep/Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Discover optional assistance programs to help your child care center.
Become a DCF provider. As an approved DCF provider, you will not only make it possible for parents to receive affordable child care, you will also increase the demand for your child care center.
Participate in CACFP. When your center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, you receive financial reimbursement for each meal you provide the children in your care.
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