Interested in Opening a Home Daycare?
To become a child care provider, you first need to decide if you want to open a business in your home or if you want to create a center-based business. Below is a definition of each type of business:
For Family Child Care Providers the following are Provider requirements from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Licensing Manual.
01. Minimum Age. To be approved as a family child care provider, an individual shall be 18 years old or older. In addition, Maryland law (the Commercial Law Article, §1-103) requires a person to be at least 18 years old to enter into a contract. This requirement is pertinent to family daycare because the Provider must establish written service agreements with parents. Note: If there is a question about the Provider’s age, the Provider must produce proof of age such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport.
02. Training Requirements. An individual who applies for initial registration shall hold a current certificate indicating successful completion of training in the following trainings:
*Please note that certificates are awarded only after successful completion of the class.
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