Becoming a Licensed Provider

A Family Child Care Home is required to be licensed when care is provided for children from more than one unrelated family at any one time.

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to be at home with your own children, and to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Prior to applying for a Family Child Care Home License

Colorado Springs: 719-385-5905

El Paso County: 719-520-6300

Teller County: 719-687-3048

Elbert County: 303-621-3135

Visit the Colorado Office of Early Childhood website for full details on the application process including links to the application packet, fingerprint cards, licensing fees, and background check information.

When you’re ready to pursue becoming licensed, Alliance for Kids is here to assist you!

Attend the 15 hours of Pre-Licensing Training:

Coming in September, Pre-Licensing training will be held during the week on September 12 and 13 from 8 – 5 pm.
Click here for Pre-Licensing Flyer or click here to register.

Coming in January, Pre-Licensing training will be held on January 22, 24, 29, and 31 (4:30 – 8:30 pm). Click here for flyer or to register.

Contact Alliance for Kids, Community Outreach Specialist Geanina Brown at 719-651-3484 or for more information.

Exemptions from 15 hours of Pre-Licensing Training:

All persons with a State of Colorado Director Certification, 2 year or 4 year degree IN Early Childhood Education are exempt from Pre-licensing training but must have Standard Precautions and Medication Administration, and current CPR/First Aid certification.

All persons who completed the Pre-Licensing training at Fort Carson Youth and School Services, Family Child Care, within the last 12 months AND still holds a current certificate.



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