Becoming a Provider

Becoming a Provider

Becoming a Licensed Provider

There are three main types of licensed providers in California: Small Family Child Care Home, Large Family Child Care Home and Center. Each has different staff to child ratios, capacity limits and application requirements. Here are some helpful links and tips to help you in the process of obtaining each type of license.

There are many trainings in the community to assist you with professional development and building your business. You can find a list of current trainings on our Community Training Calendar.

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) is a technical assistance and training program to support your child care business. If you are an exempt provider working toward your license, just received your license, or currently hold a license, you qualify to participate. Contact Sheila Whipple by phone at (707) 522-1413 ext. 156 or by email at

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