Definition: A family child care provider is a person who uses their residence to provide paid child care on a regular, ongoing basis. Children are brought to the caregiver's home for care (vs. a caregiver who goes to the child's home to provide care). States limit the number of children who can be cared for in a home environment. Home child care providers should be licensed by the state and the care providers should have basic training in first aid, safety and child care. Many in-home providers also have training in early education.
Also Known As: in-home child care