The Department of Economic Security (DES) certifies family child care providers to care for up to four children in their home. There is a particular need for providers who care for infants and for homes that are available to provide care during evening, night and weekend hours, as well as weekdays.
Eligibility & Required Documents
Some of the requirements for becoming a Family Home Child Care Provider include:
- Current immunization records for provider and all family members aged 13 years and younger
- Current proof of freedom from tuberculosis for provider and all household members
- Background check for provider and all household members aged 18 years and older
- Fingerprint clearance card for provider and all household members aged 18 years and older
- Child care liability insurance
- Three references, professional or personal, whom you have known for at least one year
- A safe and healthy home environment
How to Apply to Become a Certified Family Child Care Provider
Watch our video to consider if becoming a Certified Family Child Care Provider is right for you! After you complete the video, if you believe you meet the requirements, you will be prompted to complete the pre-application.