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Getting Started

The following resources have information you can use to help you decide if running a child care business is a good investment for you.

Types of child care businesses. The type of child care business you choose depends on where you want to work, how much independence you want, the hours you want to work, the ages of children you want to serve, and the number of children you want to serve.

Reasons to start a child care business. Your reasons for starting a child care business can affect the type of business you choose.

Needs assessment. Look at your community to determine if a new child care business is needed

Finding a location. Look for a space that is suitable for a child care program.

Licensing. Look at what your state child care licensing agency requires for a child care business to be licensed or regulated.