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Becoming A Family Child Care Home Provider

Effective December 31, 2016, child care licensing rules require anybody who is interested in becoming a child care provider to complete a pre-licensing orientation training prior to submitting an application. The goal of this training is to lay a solid foundation of child care knowledge on which you can plan and build your child care program. Each module in the training covers related topics that must be considered prior to beginning the process to become a licensed program. This training replaced the previous Plan of Operation Training for centers and Type A Homes and the county orientation and Health and Safety training for Type B Homes. This training contains the following modules:

  • The Business of Operating a Child Care Program
  • How to Apply to Become a Child Care Center (or Family Child Care provider)
  • Child Care Center (or Family Child Care) Licensing Rule Review
  • Step Up To Quality
  • Publicly Funded Child Care

This training will be offered in-person around the state. Please log into the Ohio Professional Registry at http://www.occrra.org/cart/training_list to search for training dates and locations.

  • If you are interested in becoming a licensed Child Care Center, please search and register for "Pre-licensing training for Child Care Programs"
  • If you are interested in becoming a Family Child Care provider, please search and register for "Pre-licensing Training for Family Child Care Providers"