Regulated Child Care in NC
If you are caring for more than two children who aren’t related to you for more than four hours a day, you might need to be licensed by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. There are several exemptions from licensure, see http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us for more information.
What is a Family Child Care Home?
A Family Child Care Home (FCCH) is a child care arrangement located in a residence where, at any one time, more than two children (maximum of five pre-school children or up to eight if at least three children are school-aged), but less than nine children who receive child care. A FCCH is licensed by the Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Constructing a New Child Care Center
If you are constructing a new child care center, before initiating construction you must submit equipment specifications and the Plan Review Application to this office.
Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Family Child Care Homes
Family Child Care Home Application
Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Child Care Centers
Child Care Plan Review Application