There are many types of child care providers and there are different rules and regulations that pertain to each. The descriptions below and the requirements outlined should start you on your path to becoming a child care provider.
Child Care Centers
If you decide to pursue licensure or have any questions, call The Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing 1-877-667-9845 or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
Registered Family Child Care Provider
Becoming a registered provider will help you improve your services to children as well as make you eligible for free referrals and technical assistance. Attend an orientation session and learn more about the registration process. If you live in Morris County and would like more information, contact Danilo Velez at (973) 770-5821 or send an email to email@example.com.
Below are some important steps you must take: two character references; results of a medical examination and tuberculin Mantoux test; disclosures of any criminal convictions; consent forms for Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) background checks for everyone living or working in your home who is 14 years or older.
- Attend pre-service training, which covers important health and safety topics, such as:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- First Aid
- Prevention of Infectious Diseases
- Child Abuse and Neglect, Discipline
- Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma
- Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/Safe Sleeping Practices
- Administration of Medication
- Building and Physical Premises Safety
- Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials
- Precautions in Transporting Children (who transport children)
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Prevention of and Response to Emergencies Due to Food and Allergic Reactions
- Child Growth and Development
During pre-service training, you will also be provided with other important topics to help guide you through the registration process, as well as inform you about important regulations and policies.
In addition to pre-service trainings, Child & Family Resources will inspect your home to ensure your home complies with local, state and federal requirements for health, fire and building codes; as well as meets all Family Child Care Registration program requirements and DHS/DFD child care subsidy program requirements.
A registration fee of $25 paid to CFR is required upon issuance of a Certificate of Registration.
Family, Friend, Neighbor Provider