Becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider

Are you interested in becoming a child care provider?

  • Would you like to be your own boss?
  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you like being organized?
  • Do you enjoy nurturing and being with young children?
  • Are you concerned about what happens to children when their parents need to work or go to school?
  • Would you like a way to work at home, be with your children, and contribute to the family income at the same time?

Find out how to become licensed and learn about the benefits of being licensed as a child care provider.

Getting Started as a Family Child Care Provider

Those who are interested in becoming a regulated child care provider can call with specific questions about the licensing process. Care About Childcare can support you in taking steps to becoming a child care provider in your community.

Family Provider Start-Up Grant Information & Application

Care About Childcare has funding available for individuals that have been issued a Family Child Care License within the past 12 months. The grant is awarded as a reimbursement after start-up expenses have been incurred. The provider must submit copies of receipts documenting all expenditures being requested for reimbursement. The grant reimburses providers up to $400 for costs associated with the initial licensing process. Please keep receipts for the following purchases and fees:

  • Child Care Licensing Fees
  • Business License Fees
  • Fire & Kitchen Inspection Fees
  • Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors, First Aid Kits
  • First Aid, CPR
  • Food Handler’s Permit Training
  • Any other requirements for licensure as documented by Utah Child Care Licensing
The grant must be applied for and completed within one year of becoming licensed.

Additional Grants

Contact the Office of Child Care for additional grant opportunities

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