A child care program where care is given by a person licensed as a family
child care home provider. If there is one adult child care provider, family
child care homes may be licensed for up to six children, including a maximum of
three children under age two and/or for up to ten children including a maximum
of two children under age two. If only four children are present, all the
children may be under age two. If the provider has an assistant present, the
home may be licensed for up to ten children, including a maximum of four
children under age two, or for up to eight children who may all be under age
A child care program where care is given by a person licensed as a group
child care home provider for 11-20 children. A group child care home may be a
location other than the provider’s permanent residence or separate from the
provider’s living quarters. Group child care homes must meet the same
requirements for staff/child ratios as child care centers.
Child care centers may provide care for any number of children dependent
on the director’s qualifications, available staffing, amount of usable indoor
floor space, amount of outdoor play space and materials and equipment. A child
care center may be in a location other than the provider’s permanent residence
or a separate from the provider’s living quarters.
Nursery School: A program for preschool children that is
operated for no more than four hours per child per day.
Child Care Programs Operated by a Religious Organization:
Child care programs that are under the exclusive control of a religious
organization caring for children up to 18 years of age.