Community Connection for Childcare

Applying for a license

To become a licensed family child care home provider, you will be required to complete the following:

  • Attend a licensing orientation. There is a $25.00 fee for everyone attending the orientation.
  • Complete a licensing application (application will be given at orientation).
  • Pay a $73.00 application fee.
  • Submit fingerprints for everyone associated with your family child care.
  • Submit a negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test for everyone associated with your family child care.
  • Submit immunizations for individuals employed or volunteering at a family child care. Individuals must be immunized against influenza, pertussis, and measles (effective 9/1/2016).
  • Complete a criminal record statement for everyone associated with your family child care.
  • Complete 16 hours of preventative health practices
  • 15 hours of health and safety training, which includes: Pediatric CPR and Pediatric First Aid
  • 1 hour of childhood nutrition training, which may include: Instruction in sanitary food handling, emergency preparedness and evacuation, and caring for children with special needs.

Getting Started

Step One – Orientation
To attend a Family Child Care Home Orientation, you must complete a Family Child Care Orientation Payment Form. Each person required to attend the orientation must be included on the form, along with a check or money order for $25.00 per person. Cash will not be accepted either via mail or at the orientation. Please make check or money order payable to: Department of Social Services or DSS. Please mail your payment to the following address:

Community Care Licensing
FRESNO REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Manager, Rebecca Varela
1310 East Shaw Avenue, MS 29-01
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 243-4588 FAX (559) 243-8070

PALMDALE REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Manager, Scott Herring
1605 E. Palmdale Blvd. Suite A, MS 29-29
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 789-6944 FAX (661) 789-6950

The Department of Social Services will mail you a receipt when they receive your form and fee. When you receive your receipt, please contact CCCC to register for an orientation at (661) 861-5200 or toll-free at (877) 861-5200. You will be required to provide your receipt number in order to schedule the orientation appointment.

Step Two – Application Process
You will receive information and an application packet on how to become licensed. You will be required to pay a $73.00 application fee. Your application and fee must be mailed to the following address:

FRESNO REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Manager, Rebecca Varela
1310 East Shaw Avenue, MS 29-01
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 243-4588 FAX (559) 243-8070

PALMDALE REGIONAL OFFICE
Regional Manager, Scott Herring
1605 E. Palmdale Blvd. Suite A, MS 29-29
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 789-6944 FAX (661) 789-6950

CCCC Resource and Referral staff are able to provide technical assistance and review completed applications before mailing.

Step Three – Community Care Licensing Acceptance
The Department of Social Services will send you a letter with a facility number stating your application is in process. You must obtain a fingerprint clearance and a Child Abuse Index Check for yourself, anyone over age 18 in your home, assistants, and/or volunteers. There is a $54.00 charge for LiveScan fingerprinting that will be submitted to Community Care Licensing. For fingerprinting services, you will be required to call (800)315-4507 to schedule an appointment. You may have your fingerprints rolled at:

Community Connection for Child Care
2000 K Street, Suite 110
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Step Four – Pre-Licensing Inspection
A scheduled site visit will be done by an evaluator from the Department of Social Services Community Care
Licensing Division to check health and safety practices in the home.