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HOW TO OPEN AN

IN-HOME CHILDCARE CENTER

Step 1

 

Take and Pass the Directors Credentialing course. -  You can use the link below to take our online class.  Cost:  $200.00  

This is a 1 week course that you can work at your own pace.  (Many complete in less time).  100% online!

 

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A TEXAS DIRECTORS LICENSE YOU CAN SKIP THIS CLASS.

 

When you are finished you will have a Directors license that will allow you to open an in-home childcare center

OR work in any licensed childcare center.  

 

You must be 21 years of age or older and have a minimum of 2 years experience working in a childcare center in your lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2.

Attend a Child Care Home Pre-Application Class - Locate live or online classes below and find your area.  Click there.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

 

Get the MINIMUM STANDARDS for IN-HOME centers and start setting up your home classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 – Create an online Child Care Licensing account

 

Create your Online Account. Once you have an online account with CCL, you will be able to submit an online application for your child care home operation. On the page where you create your account (the Create a Child Care Licensing Account page), select "No," for the question "Do you have a permit number?", and complete the online account registration form. Once you have successfully submitted your registration request, you will receive an email containing a link that you must click on in order to complete account activation.

 

If you do not receive the confirmation email (subject line "Complete Registration") within 24-hours, please check your spam folders. If you still have not received the email, attempt to register again and watch for any errors when you submit your registration. If you continue to have difficulty registering, please contact your local Child Care Licensing office.

 

After you have successfully registered and activated your account, you will need to log in to your account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to complete and submit an online application (eApplication) from within your account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Submit an Online Application and Fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORMS:

 

2910

2948

2911

2760

2985

2971

and if childcare licensing ask for it, based on a criminal history you may have, form 2974

 

 

 

 

 

After you have successfully registered and activated your account, you will need to log in to your account. Once you are logged in, you will be able to complete and submit an online application (eApplication) from within your account.

 

When your eApplication has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. You will also receive instructions for submitting your fee payment and other supplemental documents. You can begin gathering supplemental information, but do not submit fee payments until Licensing contacts you with your operation number, which you will need to include with your fee payment.

 

Within a few business days you should receive a call from a Child Care Licensing representative in your area to discuss the status of your application, provide you with an operation number (this will later become your permit number if you are granted a permit), and to help answer any outstanding questions that you may have.

 

You can also periodically check the status of your application by logging into your account.

 

 

STEP 5

 

OPEN YOUR DOORS AND START MAKING MONEY!

 

FIND PRE-APPLICATION CLASS REGISTER FOR ONLINE DIRECTORS COURSE OTHER RESOURCES Professional CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT APPLICATION TX. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR IN-HOMES RECENT REVISION