Start Child Care

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Licensed Family Child Care
for 7 to 9 Children

Thinking about opening a licensed child care business in your home? This Family Child Care Start-Up Guide provides the steps and paperwork you need to become licensed.

Contact Child Care Aware® for start-up assistance
StartChildCare@ndchildcare.org | 800-997-8515
Submit Request for Start-Up Consultation

Consider These Things Before You Start

Complete the Licensing Process
• Contact Your County Child Care Licenser
• Submit Licensing Paperwork
• Prepare for Inspection

Establish Your New Child Care Business

  • Additional Business Management Resources
  • Additional resources to help you manage budgets, staffing, marketing and run your business after you complete the licensing process.

  • Resources to help you create healthy environments and offer programming that supports children's growth and development.