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Threshold of Licensed Family Child Care in 2014

Each State has a minimum number of children in care (i.e., threshold) that determines when a license is required. Most States set the licensing threshold at three or four children.This document provides information about the thresholds at which States require a license and indicates that 10 States require family child care (FCC) homes to be licensed if there is just one child in care that is not related to the provider. The remaining 41 States allow some number of children to be in FCC that is not covered by licensing.

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2014
Resource Type: 
Information Product