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Day Care License

Is having a day care license or care provider accreditation important? What do accreditations and state licenses mean?
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Is Family Child Care A Good Option?
The National Association for Family Child Care helps parents find high quality child care for their children by informing them of benefits and values of family child care.

Summary of Child Care Regulation
Most states have three types of child care settings outside a child’s home: Family Care, Group Home Care (Some states do not have a category for Group Home Care) and Center base care. Understanding the underlying state requirements can help you to judge the quality of care and to spot trouble signs early.

Individual States' Child Care Licensure Regulations
What are the child care regulations in your state? The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care provides this information to allow for more informed child care decisions.

State Licensing
Find out about child care licensing laws in your state.

All About the NAEYC
If you've done much research about child care, you have undoubtedly encountered literature proclaiming a provider being "accredited" or "certified." The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.

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