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How to open a Family Child Care Home in Maryland

image in article How to open a Family Child Care Home in MarylandFamily Child Care Home providers are licensed childcare providers who care for children in their homes.

Anyone who is interested in starting a child care business in a home is required to take a face-to-face orientation training through the Office of Child Care Regional Licensing Office.

In addition, Family Child Care Home providers also need to complete specific training requirements:

  • 24 clock hours of required training in the areas of child development, program curriculum, child health and safety, the care of children with disabilities, provider professionalism, and community resources. 
  • 18 clock hours of annual training in order to continue their program. These clock hours must include mixed-age instruction. 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification for the child age ranges for which you’ll be providing care.
  • Emergency and disaster preparedness 
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Support for breastfeeding mothers
  • If you plan to provide care to children younger than two, you must complete SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) training.

H&H Child Care Training Center offers all training courses required in the state of Maryland to open a Family Child Care Home.


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