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Certified child care centers

The Department of Human Services is responsible for certifying and monitoring license-exempt child care centers that participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). An overview of the process is in Certification of License-Exempt Child Care Centers: A guidance document for implementation (PDF). This page also has information about the process and certification requirements.

Certification process news and updates

The department has an online platform where Center Operators complete the certification application process. As of July 2018, all Center Operators should have received a user-specific login and password email in order to access the online platform for certification.  

In the online platform, centers are required to submit these six documents:

For more information on the use of the online platform:

Health and safety requirements

Background study requirements

Staffing requirements

Training requirements

Forms and other documents

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