The Benefits of Being a Family Child Care Provider

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Becoming a family child care provider allows you to have a home-based business and enjoy a personally rewarding profession. You’ll also have the opportunity to:

  • Earn an income while spending time with your own children.
    (You can earn more than $200 per week for children who are 0 - 5 years old.)
  • Earn tax credits for running a home-based business.
  • Get reimbursed by the USDA Food Program for meals you serve children in your care.
  • Save money on gas, work clothes, and other items needed to work outside the home.
  • Offer an essential service to the community.
  • Work at a job you love!


Go to:

Family child care providers share personal experiences.
What about space, supplies and equipment?
A day in the life of a family child care provider.
Watch a short video about becoming a family child care provider.
How to apply for a family child care permit.



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