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Licensed Plus is a quality rating system that recognizes NH child care programs for efforts to improve the quality of care for young children and rewards programs that strive to improve their practices and staff qualifications. It also allows families to identify programs with higher quality. Levels build from a foundation of minimum standards for licensing to full national accreditation.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible to apply for Licensed Plus, a program must be a NH licensed child care program in good standing. Programs must meet the Licensed Plus quality standards and submit an application.

Benefits Of Becoming A Licensed Plus Provider

  • Parents can find out about Licensed Plus programs in their communities. They can also contact their Child Care Resource and Referral program;
  • Licensed Plus providers will get a certificate and a logo to display;
  • Licensed Plus is the first of what may be additional steps to national accreditation; and
  • NH Department of Health and Human Services promotes the Licensed Plus Program. This is done via the media, educational opportunities and other available resources.

The Licensed Plus Program was developed by a public-private partnership that included child care providers. The program is administered by the Child Development Bureau.

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