Home-Based Child Care Centers

A home-based child care provider may register with the Department. If the provider cares for up to 6 children in the provider’s home, it is considered a family child care provider. If the care is being given in the child’s home the provider is an in-home provider.


Becoming an In-Home Child Care and Family Child Care Provider

To apply to become a family child care provider or an in-home provider, complete the Jot Form application. The home-based provider may become certified with the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) after the registration process is complete. Once certified as a CCAP provider, the home-based provider can be paid for serving CCAP-approved children.


Step One: Registration


Step Two: Inspection by LDOE

The physical inspection of the home by the LDOE will take place within 30 days of the documents being submitted.

For health/safety or inspections questions please contact your Licensing Consultant, ashley.jones3@la.gov.

Becoming a Certified In-Home Child Care and Family Child Care Provider

Registered providers must apply to become a CCAP-certified family child care provider or an in-home provider by completing the Provider Certification application.


Step Three: Provider Certification

  • Copy of social security card 

  • Completed W-9

  • Completed direct deposit form

  • Voided imprinted check or letter from banking institution with letterhead, account number, and bank routing number

  • Residence verification of physical address

  • Time and Attendance agreement

  • Verification of rates charged (notice to parents such as newsletter, memo, etc)

Provider Certification questions can be sent to providercertification@la.gov.

Once these steps are completed, providers can begin serving children, but can only be compensated through CCAP for caring for CCAP-approved children.


CCDF Bulletin 139 – Early Learning Site Provider Certification Regulation


Family Home and In-Home Registration Forms

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Approved CPR and PFA Courses Download
As Needed Medication Authorization Download
CCAP Provider Emergency Preparedness Plan Template Download
Child's Information Form Download
Critical/Reportable Incident Form Download
Critical/Reportable Incident Form Guidance Download
Critical/Reportable Incident Form Supplement Download
Daily Attendance Log for Children Download
Emergency Medication Authorization Download
Field Trip Authorization Download
Field Trip Transportation Log Download
Medication Authorization Download
Medication Procedure Authorization Download

CCAP Provider Certification Forms

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CCAP Provider Certification FAQs Download
CCAP Provider Payment Resource Tool for Full-Time Care Download
CCAP Provider Payment Resource Tool for Part-Time Care Download
Direct Deposit Authorization Form Download
Early Childhood Field Support Map Download
Family Child Care Provider Agreement Download
Family Child Care Provider Certification and Renewal Packet Download
In-Home Provider Agreement Download
In-Home Provider Certification and Renewal Packet Download
Provider Payments and Reporting Responsibilities Download
Provider Rate Agreement Download
Provider Time and Attendance Equipment Agreement Download
W-9 Form Download

Emergency Preparedness Forms

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CCAP Provider Emergency Preparedness Plan Template Download
Family Home and In-Home Child Care Emergency Checklist Download
FAQs CCAP Disaster Download
Reopening Form - Family Day Care Home and In Home Provider Download
What to do in a Disaster - CCDF Annual Notice Download