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Child Care Start-Up

We can help you through the process.

The location of your business and the number of children you want to care for determines the type of child care license you will need. Click the link below that best describes your future business to find step-by-step guides and required paperwork. 

For assistance in starting a child care contact:
800-997-8515  | ✉ StartChildCare@ndchildcare.org
Request Help with Start Child Care ➜

  • Start Child Care at a Worksite
  • Care for up to 30 children

  • Care for 19 or more children

  • Unlicensed Care ➜

    Care for up to 10 children of employees

  • Start Child Care in Your Community
  • Information and assistance to help communities assess child care needs and increase access to quality child care.