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Requirements For Starting a Child Care Center
In the State of California there are two types of child care licenses, (a) Family Child Care Home License for people who work in their own homes caring for children and (b) Child Care Center License for those who wish to provide child care services in and out-of-home setting. the entity seeking a center License can be an individual, a group of people, a corporation or an institution.
 
Child Care Center
A child care center is normally operated outside the licensee’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 per day. These centers are usually in commercial buildings.
 
Family Child Care Home
A family child care home is operated in the licensee’s own home and provides non medical care and supervision to 14 or fewer children in a homelike environment for less than 24 hours per day.
 
How To Get Started
Attend a Licensing Orientation meeting. Orientation meetings are held monthly. Community Care Licensing has two offices in Orange County, call the Community Care Licensing Office to make a reservation for the next orientation meeting.

State Department of Social Services
Community Care Licensing
750 The City Drive, Suite 250
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 703-2800