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Types Of Home Child Care Providers
Legally Licensed Exempt Care (470 IAC 3-1.1-26) you may never care for more than five unrelated children at any one time! Operating a child care home that is required to be licensed by Indiana code, without a license, is a class B Misdemeanor ( IC12-3-2-17). A fine of up to One Hundred Dollars a day, for each day in operation without a license. (IC12-3-2-17)
Legally Licensed Exempt Provider certified to accept CCDF Vouchers– you may never care for more than five unrelated children at any one time. In addition, you must meet the nineteen minimum standards that the state stipulates in order for you to be reimbursed by the Indiana Child Development Fund (CCDF). A great website for information about this program is here.
Class I Child Care Home(470 IAC 3-1.1-7.2) Means a child care home that serves any combination of full-time and part-time children, not to exceed at any one time twelve children plus three children during the school year only who are enrolled in at least grade one. The addition of three school-age children may not occur during a break that exceeds four weeks (i.e. summer vacation).
Class II Child Care Home– Providers who have been licensed and in good standing for a minimum of one year can contact Victoria Matney at 765-742-7105 for more information about becoming a Class II Child Care Home.
A Child Care Center is a licensed facility designed to provide care for one or more children in a commercial building.
A Child Care Ministry is a child care operated by a religious organization. Please note: A child care ministry that is exempt from licensing must clearly state in all of its paid promotional advertising that the child care ministry is providing child care as an extension of the ministry’s church or religious ministry. A child care ministry that is exempt from licensing must be referred to in all of its paid promotional advertising as a child care ministry.