Becoming a Provider

Are you thinking of starting a child care program? Families in the Sullivan County need high quality child care! You have the opportunity to help families in the community by becoming a family child care provider or opening a child care center or school-age program. You can use the links below to Child Care Aware to guide you through many considerations before beginning the process.

Reasons to start a child care business:
Your reasons for opening a child care program will affect the type of care you provide. This link offers insight into why you might open a child care program.

Preparing for success:
Helps you define how much money you will need, how you will earn it, and how you will spend it.

Training:
Helps you plan the training you will need.

Program planning:
Helps you plan the environment and plan for the children’s growth and development.

Resources:
Gives you local and national resources that will help you be a successful child care provider.

Finding a Location:
Before you decide to use your home for a family child care business or commit to a building for a child care center, you will need to look at indoor and outdoor space for health and safety issues. You will also need to check zoning and homeowner association covenants.

Source:
Child Care Aware/Child Care Providers: http://childcareaware.org/providers/ 

For more information go to NYS Office of Children and Family Services and attend an information session at the Council. Visit our CALENDAR page for dates.