Starting a Family Child Care Home
The first thing to do if you wish you to become a FCCH provider is to make sure you live in a area that is Zoned to provide a business in your home.
If you own the home you must go to your local town hall and receive a permit from the town to own a business in your home (this process involves several steps and may involve a fee and might take a few months to complete.)
If you rent you must have written permission from your Landlord and take letter to your local town hall and receive a permit to operate a business in your home. (this process may require a fee and may take a few months to complete)
The FCCH application packet, (includes all necessary forms to begin the process) and the FCCH handbook can be purchased at the Partnership For Children for $20.00
Steps to becoming a FCCH provider:
Must receive a permit from the town you reside in
High School Diploma
Current CPR & First Aid
Current TB skin test
A local and state criminal background check and Fingerprints for anyone in the home over the age of 15. (cannot be more than 90 days old when mailed to consultant).
Current Pet vaccinations
Completed FCCH application
Once all steps are taken and paper work is completed you can contact the Partnership for children to assist you in mailing information to your child care consultant and the Division of Child Development or refer to you FCCH handbook where to send the paper work.
You can also contact the Division of Child Development @ 919-662-4499 or visit their website. www.ncchildcare.net.