Licensing and accreditation requirements of child care providers vary greatly from one state to another. Employment qualifications can range from pre-high school graduation to state certification to college degrees, but child care providers who operate out of a private facility and care for only a few children at a time are rarely regulated at all. It’s only when the number of children being cared for raises beyond a certain number (dependent on the state in question) that a license to operate is required.
Since qualifications differ from state to state, it’s important to do your homework and perform adequate research before enrolling your child with a care provider. Find out what your state’s requirements are.
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