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Child Care Licensing

Program Descriptions

 
 
To contact Licensing (Child Care Programs and Youth Camps), please call (860) 500-4450 or toll-free 1-800-282-6063.

{Two early childhood providers caring for two infants.} Family child care homes are private family homes caring for not more than six children, including the providerís own children not in school full time, where the children are cared for not less than three nor more than twelve hours during a twenty-four hour period and where care is given on a regularly recurring basis, except that care may be provided in excess of twelve hours but not more than seventy-two consecutive hours to accommodate a need for extended care or intermittent short-term overnight care. During the regular school year, a maximum of three additional children who are in school full time, including the providerís own children, are permitted, except that if the provider has more than three children who are in school full time, all of the providerís children are permitted.


Group Child Care Homes

Group child care homes offer or provide a program of supplementary care (A) to not less than seven or more than twelve related or unrelated children on a regular basis, or (B) that meets the definition of a family child care home except that it operates in a facility other than a private family home.


Child Care Centers

Child care centers offer or provide a program of supplementary care to more than twelve related or unrelated children outside their own home on a regular basis.


Exemptions

Some child care programs are legally exempt from child care licensing and, as such, are not required to meet licensing standards. A listing of what programs are exempt from licensing can be found in Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-77(b). Note: Statutes are revised to January 1 of odd numbered years and therefore should be read in conjunction with Public Acts that have been enacted into law but not codified into existing statutes.





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