i wanna know if there a long process to open up your own day care im taking a course for child care


Jodi - posted on 11/28/2010




Each state is different, but it only took me a few months to open mine. (That was after about a year of mulling it over and what not!) I was able to get a temporary certification so that I could open WHILE I was taking the online courses to become certified, and eventually state licensed.
Generally, you have a house inspection to make sure there are locks on dangerous cabinets, gates on stairs, outlets covered, smoke detectors, etc etc etc. If you don't have everything they'll just let you know and give you time to improve before they allow you to open. Depending on your state, there are different qualificatiosn for courses you'll have to meet for certification and, if you choose, licensure. I suggest calling your local human services and getting in contact with whomever runs the daycare aspect of your specific county and talking to them about requirements and what not.

Laura - posted on 11/28/2010




The legalities and regulations for a daycare can vary from state to state. You'll need to check with your state to find out what is required. You can start researching the proccess by going to your state's website and doing a search for "daycare regulations" and see what you get. Hope this helps a bit and best of luck!

Karen - posted on 11/28/2010




hi sasha! i'm not sure where you're from, but i'm thinking the process is all fairly similar no matter where it's at. i looked into opening one myself, but gave up the idea once i realized how long it would take. i had spoken to an owner about it and she told me it took her 4 years from start of planning to opening day...and lots more money then she had expected. yikes! instead of opening a daycare i ended up just setting up my house and taking in a few neighborhood kids. gl if you decide to open on though! :)


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