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Starting a Family Child Care Business
Child Care Initiative Project
Mariposa needs more child care providers!
In California, there are three ways to legally provide care for children:
- Child Care Centers: A child care center is normally operated outside the licensed provider’s home and provides non-medical care and supervision to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or school-age children for periods of less than 24 hours. These centers are usually in commercial buildings.
- Family Child Care Homes: A family child care home is operated in the provider’s own home and provides non-medical care and supervision to 14 or fewer children in a homelike environment for less than 24 hours.
- License-exempt providers: People who care for their own children and also for children from just one other family.
The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)
CCIP is a statewide initiative to build the supply and improve the quality of licensed family child care homes. Funded by the California Department of Social Services, CCIP focuses primarily on:
- Supporting licensed, license-exempt and prospective child care providers in creating and sustaining high quality care in our county.
- The recruitment and training of prospective family child care providers.
- Supporting these prospective providers throughout and after the licensing process.
The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance the quality and increase the supply of in-home child care settings throughout California.
FREE Support and Technical Assistance for CCIP Participants:
- Provide resources and assistance with questions throughout the licensing process
- Health & Safety Training
- Ongoing Professional Development training
- Pre-licensing Home Visits to help prepare for Community Care Licensing (CCL) inspection
- Reimbursements for licensing costs and requirements
- TB test
- Child-proofing materials
- Application Fees
- Required classes and trainings
- Materials and supplies for workshop attendees
- ICES Bucks (earned at workshops attended, may be used to order from approved vendors)