Types of Child Care
A licensed day care center may provide care for more than 12 children. If there are children under three years of age the center must have a weekly health consultant visit. Ratios of care providers to children :
- Infants and toddlers (6 weeks-35 months)
1:4 (group size maximum 8)
- Preschoolers (3-5 years)
1:10 (maximum group size 20)
- School age 1:20
A licensed group home may provide care for seven to twelve related or unrelated children outside of their own homes.
A licensed family day care provider can care for a maximum of 6 children, including the provider’s own children not in school full-time., in the provider’s own home. Children of school age (not including the provider’s own) who receive 3 or more hours of care before or after school are included in the ratio. Maximum of 2 children under age 2.
Nannies, Au-Pairs, and Babysitters
This type of arrangement can be live-in or live-out.
For a list of Nannies/Au-Pair Agencies, click here