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Child Care Center (CCC)

Applies to facilities operating with a capacity of 13 or more children. A child care center must be licensed if the program operates more than four hours a day and more than two days a week. Programs that operate less than four hours a day may keep children during school vacations and holidays and be exempt from licensing.

Licensed CCC

Facilities that need to be licensed must meet the following criteria:

Center Director/Co-Director Must be at least 21 years old and must meet one of the following requirements:

A bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education

A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved college or university in any subject area, six months experience working with children in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility

An associate degree from a state-approved college or university in early childhood education, child development, child psychology or a related field, that includes at least eighteen credit hours in child development and/or early childhood education with six months work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility

A diploma in child development/early childhood education from a state-approved institution or a child development associate credential (CDA) and one year work experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility

A High School diploma or GED with 3 years experience in a licensed, approved or registered child care facility. One year shall include supervision of child care staff.
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