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Did you know, legally, you must be licensed to care for children in your home?
Did you know the licensing process is not as cumbersome as you might think?
Did you know that there is someone, locally, that will help you with the process?


Below are links and resources to help make the child care licensing process as easy as possible.

1. Read the licensing manual for home child care providers.  Suggestion: hi-light the rules/law where you have questions.  BCAL PUB 724 [Licensing Book]

2. Begin the application process - Family Application [1-6 Children]    Group Application [7-12 Children]