How to become a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider

If the provider cares for up to six (6) children in the provider’s home, it is considered a Family Child Care site and encouraged to register with the Louisiana Department of Education. To apply to become a Family Child Care provider, please review the Family Child Care Application Instructions as a guide to complete and submit an application via EdLink.

Family Child Care (FCC) Providers

The Department made revisions to Bulletins 139 and 140 that allow Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)-certified Family Child Care (FCC) providers to apply for Academic Approval, starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. 

CCAP-certified FCCs who opt into Academic Approval will participate in the state’s quality rating system and become eligible for related incentives and supports, including: 

  • School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC);

  • CCAP bonus payments (if site is rated Proficient or higher);

  • Quality improvement supports;

  • And more!

To opt into Academic Approval for the current academic year, complete the 2024-2025 Program Partner Assurances (will open in new tab).

School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC)

Please use the School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC) Guidance as a tool of reference for claiming applicable tax credit(s). For all questions regarding SRTC, contact the Office of Early Childhood at the Louisiana Department of Education at

Family Child Care Provider Resources

2022-2023 Family Child Care (FCC) Provider Academic Approval Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Download
Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Map Download

For more about registering as a Family Child Care site, please email