Rules and Guidelines

Child Care

Family childcare is licensed by the State of California’s community care licensing division and may be licensed either as a small family childcare program 6-8 children with one caregiver or as a large family childcare program 12-14 children with 2 caregivers.

Licensee must complete 15 hours of health related training which includes being certified in CPR and First aid. All adults living in a family childcare home must be finger printed and pass a criminal background record clearance, and must be free of tuberculosis.

We are a supporter of Green Care for Children and have an established alliance. Our members are in the process of becoming individually recognized as GreenCare Providers.

SBFCCA Members

Members of the SBFCCA must be in good standing with the State Community care licensing division, which includes keeping their CPR and first aid training current, and not being on probation or suspension with the Community Care Licensing Division.

We provide referrals to programs of our members in the Association. We do not evaluate child care situations or recommend specific programs. The selection of the child care caregiver is each parent’s responsibility. We are not a regulatory or licensing agency.

Forms (external links)

For parents:
LIC9150 English Spanish Parent Notification: Additional Children in Care
LIC282 English Spanish Affidavit Regarding Liability Insurance
LIC627 English Spanish Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment
LIC700 English Spanish Identification and Emergency Information
LIC995A English Spanish Notification of Parents’ Rights
LIC995E English Spanish Caregiver Background Check Process
LIC9212 English Spanish Consumer Awareness Information
CDPH286 English Immunization

Additional forms may be required and made available on the Licensing website: CCLD.ca.gov.

For providers:
LIC311D English Spanish
LIC624 English Spanish
LIC9040 English Spanish
LIC9052 English Spanish
LIC9108 English Spanish
LIC9149 English Spanish
LIC9151 English Spanish
LIC9163 English Spanish

Further Information on selected accreditations

GreenCare for Children

We are a supporter of Green Care for Children and have an established alliance. Our members are in the process of becoming individually recognized as GreenCare Providers.

Accredited National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation

NAFCC Accreditation is recognized as the highest indicator that a family child care program is a quality environment. In states where Quality Rating Systems have been implemented, NAFCC Accreditation is often the “top” level in the rating system.
NAFCC Accreditation is awarded to family child care providers who meet the eligibility requirements and the Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation. Accreditation reflects a high level of quality through a process that examines all aspects of the family child care program, i.e. relationships, the environment, developmental learning activities, safety and health, and professional and business practices.