Child Care

Attention: The new rules for Family and Group Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers are now in effect. To view the new rules for Family and Group Child Care Homes, please click HERE. To view the new rules for Child Care Centers, click HERE. If you have any questions about the new rules, please contact your licensing consultant. We will be mailing out the new rule books as soon as they are completed.

ALERT: All Child Care Licensing new rule trainings have been postponed until the state emergency has ended.
Click HERE for the online training for the new Child Care Home Licensing rules.
For child care home providers: 
If you would like to earn 2 clock hours towards your required professional development hours, click HERE to take an assessment of learning test. You will use the same access code that you use for the MCCM tests.  If you need an access code, please email riebels@michigan.gov to request one. Due to the high demand of online training and testing requests, the process is currently taking 2-3 business days to send access codes to requestors. In order to help speed up the process, please send only one request for access codes.
Click HERE for the online training for the new Child Care Center Licensing rules.
For child care center providers:
  If you would like to earn 2 clock hours towards your required professional development hours, click HERE to take an assessment of learning test. You will use the same access code that you use for the MCCM tests.  If you need an access code, please email riebels@michigan.gov to request one. Due to the high demand of online training and testing requests, the process is currently taking 2-3 business days to send access codes to requestors. In order to help speed up the process, please send only one request for access codes.

If you cannot afford child care, payment assistance is available.

The resources below will help understand if you're eligible, how to apply, and how to select the right provider.

For more information on the Child Development and Care (CDC) Program, go to the CDC Program site.