You have to be careful because in some states it is illegal to tend children outside of family members without being licensed by the state. If you are licensed there is generally a directory they will put you in so others can see how many stars you have and get your information.
You can also make fliers to put in your local gas station with those little pull of tabs on the bottom with your information. Or an ad in the paper.
Good luck. But to be honest, people are generally pretty uptight about who watches their children...naturally. So *most* people prefer a licensed provider because they feel a little safer. Also you'll need good references. It's not just like applying for a regular job. People are leaving their most prized possession in your care and you are going to be under a LOT of scrutiny.
at 10:24 AM on Jan. 15, 2009