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  • Being a family child care provider can be a satisfying career. You can make a concrete difference in the lives of the children and parents you serve. It is also a chance to own and run your own business. Many family child care providers start their business while they still have young children of their own, and continue providing family child care long after their own children are grown.

    In the state of Massachusetts family child care providers are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. For more information on licensing and the regulations visit the Department of Early Education and Care website.

    In order to become a licensed family child care provider from the Department of Early Education and Care you are required to take a Family Child Care Orientation class. Contact the Department of Early Education and Care at (508) 798-5180 for more information.


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