Required Training to Become A Licensed Family Child Care Provider
The State of Colorado Rules Regulating Family Child Care Homes requires that the primary caregiver of a licensed family child care home complete the following training to receive a permanent license. The health and safety classes must be complete prior to the licensing inspection of the home.
Pre-licensing must be taken prior to the licensing visit. This training provides the information needed to prepare for the licensing inspection. All classes must be completed prior to the licensing inspection visit. This applies only to the Pre-licensing portion of the required training.
To receive a standard 6+2 family child care license, the primary care giver must live in the home where the care is provided and complete the following minimum training requirements from an approved trainer:
What training do I need?
Orientation - English: (optional) Orientación en Español: (opcional)
Pre-licensing Training - English (required) Entrenamiento de Pre-licenciatura en Español: (requerido)
To register, call 303-441-1912, or you may register on-line.
Health and Safety training (First Aid & CPR, Medication Administration and Universal Precautions) is also required. Download class brochures or register on-line. The Pre-licensing Training course offered through the City of Boulder includes Universal Precautions.
To receive an infant/toddler license, the primary care giver must live in the home, complete the above basic training requirements
- For an infant/toddler home with one provider, that provider must be at least 21 years of age. For an infant/toddler home with two providers, one provider must be at least 21 years of age and the second equally qualified provider must be at least 18 years of age.
- All providers must complete the State Department approved Expanding Quality Infant/Toddler (EQIT) course of training.
- Each provider must have completed one year of supervised experience caring for children who are younger than 3 years old. The provider must be able to submit to the State Department official written verification of the required experience. The experience may have been obtained as:
- A Colorado licensed family child care home
- A military licensed child care home
- A provider, in a family foster home certified for children younger than 3 years of age
- An employee in a licensed child care center in an infant and/or toddler program.
To receive a large home license, there are additional training requirements that must be met by the primary care giver. See Family Child Care Home (effective 01/01/2010) regulations 7.707.22 (Types of Family Child Care Homes) and 7.707.31 (Requirements for Personnel).
All applicants for a new family child care license or a change in the type of license must show a letter from the local zoning or planning department that includes the address of the home and the number of children allowed by local zoning ordinances.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 20:09