Child Care Resource Connection

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Assistance to become a Licensed Child Care Provider

We provide technical assistance to guide individuals through the process of becoming licensed family child care providers. Click here for assistance with becoming licensed (link to provider training page).  The Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division is the agency that issues licenses for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes as well as the agency charged with monitoring programs once they have been licensed.

Starting a Licensed Family Child Care Program

  • Attend a licensing orientation (pre-registration and payment is required) OR complete online licensing orientation (payment by credit card is required) 
  • Submit application
  • TB Test all individuals 18 years of age and older who will be living or working in the home
  • Proof of Influenza, Pertussis and Measles vaccination for all caregivers, employees and volunteers​
  • Complete Mandated Reporter Training
  • Upon receipt of facility number, fingerprint all individuals 18 years of age and older who will be living or working in the home
  • Complete 8 hours of CPR & First Aid Training
  • Complete 8 hours of Preventative Health Training
  • Pass a pre-licensing home inspection
CCRC is available to provide assistance throughout this process. Please call (888) 727-2272 for information about orientations, classes, and pre-licensing visit preparation.

Click here for the list of forms required by Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Forms (Spanish)

Click here to be linked to the forms on-line

Click here to learn more about the maximum number of children that can be cared for in a Licensed Family Child Care Home.

Click here to learn about the average rates child care programs in San Luis Obispo are charging