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If you are interested in becoming a licensed child care provider and want to know if this business is right for you, find out where to begin by calling F.I.N.D Care at (559) 456-8195 to make an appointment for “Steps to Becoming Licensed,” an informative two hour workshop, which will cover the most frequently asked questions potential providers have.

  • Discover if Family Child Care is a good job for you;

  • What is the need for child care in your community;

  • Legal issues, financial issues, and how to address parents in your program.

  • The basic requirements are to obtain a Family Child Care License

  • How many children you can be licensed to care for

  • How the licensing process works

This workshop is offered every Tuesday:

1st Tuesday 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Spanish)
3rd Tuesday 2:00pm – 3:30pm (English)

Call (559) 456-8195 to register.

  • The Next Step:

    After you have gone through our workshop and are ready to take the next step, you will need to attend a mandatory licensing orientation offered through The State Department of Social Services Community Licensing Division. A $25 non-refundable fee will be charged to each individual attending an orientation and must be paid prior to registering for a Family Child Care orientation.

    You can call CSN at (559) 456-8195 to provide additional information in order to receive a letter of interest from CCL. After you pay the $25.00 non-refundable to Community Care Licensing then you call CSN again at (559) 456-8195 to register for the next orientation available.

    Family Child Care Home Online Orientation is also available for California. You now have the option to attend the orientation online rather than in person. The fee for the online orientation is $25, plus a processing fee of $5 (for a total of $30), and must be paid by using either a credit card or a debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo on it. Go to www.ccld.ca.gov for registration and additional information.

  • Orientation times are:

    English 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Spanish 1:30pm – 4:00pm

    Space is limited for both orientations. Upon receiving your receipt from Community Care Licensing, call (559) 456-8195 to register for our mandatory workshop.

  • Orientations held at:

    Central Valley Children’s Services Network
    1911 N Helm Ave. (Major Cross streets are Peach & McKinley)
    Fresno, CA 93727
    (559) 456-8195

  • Trainings for Exempt Providers

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