People who wish to start child care centers or family child care homes are given technical assistance and information about state licensing (by the NC Division of Child Development) and community services. |
A family child care home is a licensed facility in the child care provider's home, serving no more than 5 children under age 5 and 3 schoolage children at one time.
|Potential family child care providers: contact Amanda Hazen.|
A center in residence is also located in the provider's home, but must meet additional requirements from the Division of Child Development as well as building, fire, and environmental health regulations, and is allowed to serve up to 12 children at a time.
A child care center is a facility serving more than 12 children, not located in a residence. It must also meet additional requirements from the Division of Child Development and building, fire, and environmental health regulations.