Start-Up Grants are Now Available for Newly
Licensed, Family/Group Child Care Providers
If you’ve been thinking about starting a child care business or are currently an unlicensed or self-declared child care provider, now is a great time to take that next step. Child Care Resource & Referral is now offering newly licensed child care providers:
- Resources and materials from approved vendors to help you launch your child care business
- Free business support to help get started right and be successful
- Free training through CCR&R’s online training center
- Free personalized support from CCR&R consultants to help you set-up your
child care environment and develop a program that supports children’s early
learning and healthy development
- Free listing on the CCR&R child care referral database to market your services
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is licensing important?
• Licensing means that your facility and training meets or exceeds state licensing standards.
• Licensing assures parents that your program has been inspected.
• In North Dakota, licensing is required for any person who provides care for four or more children under the age of 24 months or cares for six or more children at one time.
How do I know if child care is right for me?
You have what it takes to be successful if:
• You are self-motivated and organized.
• You have good communication skills.
• You enjoy interacting with children.
• You are creative and energetic.
• You enjoy teaching & learning new skills.
How do I apply for a child care license?
A child care license is issued by the state, but county staff performs the licensing study. Contact the licensor for your county to receive a child care license application.
What will the start-up costs be for my business?
Potential start-up costs may include:
• Annual licensing fees
•Required CPR and first-aid training
•Possible safety and health modifications for your facility
•Toys, equipment and supplies