How to Start a Daycare in California

We have had many visitors interested in learning how to start a daycare in California. Most of you will likely fall into the category of what the state of California defines as a “Family Child Care”. More specifically most visitors are considering what California deems a “Small Family Child Care Home”. This a a home that provides child care for up to 6 children (or 8 children if certain criteria are met). Please note that these numbers include any children that already live with you under the age of 10.

If you will be providing care for more children than stated above you may be classified as a “Large Family Child Care Home”. This is a home that provides child care for up to 12 children (or 14 children if additional criteria are met).

In addition to California daycare requirements, your specific city or county may have addtional requirements. Some of the cities that may have additional requirements include, but are not limited to:

Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Long Beach
Fresno
Sacramento
Oakland
Santa Ana
Anaheim

and others.

You can learn more about how to start a daycare in california at www.HowToStartaDaycare.com

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