Child Care Facilities - Home Based and Centers
For Home-Based, Early Care, Education, and School-Age Centers
There are multiple license types for child care centers and homes. Each have different regulations and requirements. Family Child Care Homes: Provider alone cares for six (6) preschool-age or younger children and one (1) to three (3) school-age children. Large Family Child Care Homes: Provider and assistant care for seven (7) to twelve (12) preschool-age or younger children and one (1) or two (2) school-age children. Early Care and Education and School Age Centers: Child care provided in a commercial (non-residential) setting for thirteen (13) or more children including nonprofit and for-profit programs. "School-Age Center" means a center that exclusively provides care for school-age children.
Department: Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Division: Division of Family Services
Office: Office of Child Care Licensing
Renewal and Relocation Application Forms are Online: http://kids.delaware.gov/occl/occl_providers.shtml#occlproviderforms
Applicable Rules and Regulations
Registry of Licenses Search
This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.