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How do I get started with an In Home Daycare?

I am a stay at home mom & would like to start an in-home-daycare.. but I have no idea how to get started. is there a website that has info I can use? has anyone else had a daycare in North Dakota? How much should I charge?

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Asked by sarahlu at 6:30 PM on Dec. 7, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • You'll need a license.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:37 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

  • my state has a website that tells you everything you need to legally run an in-home daycare. google...

    Answer by tnm786 at 6:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

  • Start by checking with your county's licensing agencies; you'll need a business license and probably one from the state as well. It may seem like an expensive step but it's an assurance for parents.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:39 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

  • Training is a good idea. You will need to apply and get a license.

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:21 PM on Dec. 7, 2013


    You can get a license to operate from your state child care division. If needed you can get assistance from you local county offices ( extra cribs, toys etc) . However- if you have the county involved they will dictate how many toddlers and infants you can have. I did not have the county involved because with my kids and those of friends, I would not have been allowed to watch as many toddlers as I wanted to.


    Answer by LeJane at 10:03 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

  • How to start home daycare in North Dakota?

    Answer by LeJane at 10:07 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

  • Here are the requirements along with the contact info for your state's licensing agencies.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2013

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