How to Become a Licensed Provider 

Contact Child Care Connection to get started. We offer application assistance, guidance in preparing your home for a pre-licensing site visit, business and child development workshops, sample contracts, and referrals to your program once you are licensed. 

What is Family Child Care?

Family child care is child care in your home for any part of a 24-hour day. It may be part-time or full-time for infants through school-age children. Care is given consistently by a provider who works with a small group to establish trusting relationships while parents/families have a need for child care.

Questions to Consider

Do you enjoy being with children?

Are you willing to allow children the freedom to explore and use your home?

Are you knowledgeable about child development or willing to learn more?

Are you ready to be a professional business owner?

Are you willing to meet all the licensing requirements?

How do I get Licensed?

A State licensing process is required for any provider caring for children of more than one other family. We recommend that you speak to or visit a provider to see if this is a career for you. If you want to start your own child care small business, keep the following in mind:

Community Care Licensing Division

Child Care Licensing Division

Palmdale Regional Office

39115 Trade Center Drive, Ste. 201

Palmdale, CA 93550

(661) 202-3810 (main)

(661) 202-3810 (fax)

Licensing Application Documents

Once You Are Licensed

Get Help Today!

Don’t become overwhelmed by the process, Child Care Connection is here to assist you every step of the way. CCC offers a variety support services including:

Contact CCC to receive assistance with the child care licensing process. Call (760) 873-5123 x. 0 or by email at