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Child Care Center/Family Child Care Program Applications & Forms

Package 1

Application for Child Care Program License

Licensure for a child care program begins with completion of an application package. Package 1 below includes copies of all the required items for a child care program license application package. All licensing materials must be submitted together in one package. An application package that is missing any of the required items will be returned to the applicant.

For original copies of the sample forms listed above, call the Child Care Licensing Unit at (603) 271-9025.

Package 2

Child Care Program License Sample Packet Forms, Checklists, Administrative Tips-Tools, Sample Formats.

Licensure for a child care program continues with an inspection and achieving compliance with all CCLU rules and statute, and maintaining compliance for license renewal. Package 2 below includes copies of the required items (various forms, checklists, administrative tips and tools, sample formats) to get and maintain your license to operate a child care program.

For original copies of the sample form listed above, call the Child Care Licensing Unit at (603) 271-9025.


Residential Child Care Program: a residential child care program that provides 24-hour care for 1 or more children unrelated to the operator of the program and apart from the parents. Residential child care programs are required to have a qualified program director and may be licensed as a Group Home, Child Care Institution, Homeless Youth Program, or Independent Living Home.

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