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Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This searchable collection of frequently asked questions is not intended to offer legal advice. These questions and answers are not precedent for any future legal disputes. Every scenario may be based on a unique set of facts and circumstances. The laws affecting family child care programs may change, and information provided on this website may not reflect the current state of the law. Please consult with a knowledgeable expert before you take action in reliance on any information provided here.


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Family child care providers are encouraged to submit questions to the Licensing Division for review. These provider questions allow the Licensing Division to determine where more clarification on licensing requirements can be provided. Your question will be sent to DHS.  DHS will consult with your county licensor before replying with an answer to your question.  Your county licensor will be copied on DHS’ response to your question.

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