Are you considering becoming a legally operating licensed family child care provider? There are many reasons why people want to start a family child care business. The most common reason is to stay home with their own children and be able to contribute to their family's income. There is a constant demand for more family child care providers throughout Northeast Colorado. In fact, licensed family child care homes are where the majority of working families find care for their children.
The job of being a licensed family child care provider can be extremely rewarding, but simply "watching kids" isn't all there is. A licensed provider must first go through the licensing process which includes some paperwork and a few classes. Then there are rules and regulations, or standards, for health, safety and learning that each licensed family child care provider must have. These standards are very reasonable and easily achieved. You may have heard horror stories about the licensing process, but it really is not that difficult and the reward of being home with your children while earning an income makes it all worth it.
If you ever thought about becoming a licensed family child care provider but didn't know where to start, then the Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral can help. They have been helping people in Northeast Colorado become licensed family child care providers since 1993. They have licensing applications and trained staff available to answer questions you might have about becoming licensed. They help people through each and every step of the process. You can contact Sheila or Gail at 970-848-3867 for more information about becoming a legally operating, licensed family child care provider in your community. You can also find out more about the licensing process on their website www.ncccrr.org.
The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral provides services in 9 counties, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma. Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral is a program of the Rural Communities Resource Center and receives funding through CDHS and the Lincoln and Yuma County Departments of Human Services.