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Child Care Licensing

Family and Group Home Capacity:  Requesting Increases to Capacity and Ratio for Homes

The recent changes to PA 116 allows family and group homes to request an increase in capacity if the licensee meets certain conditions. To help streamline the process, the Child Care Licensing Bureau has developed a form for licensees to request the increase in capacity and a variance to allow for a ratio increase. For more information, please see the forms below.

Child Care Staffing Shortages: Rule Exception Requests

Child care staffing shortages throughout the state have made it difficult to find caregivers for our youngest Michiganders. With over 9,000 vacancies, shortages of staff are impacting the industry’s ability to serve children and families.  

To help meet this need the Child Care Licensing Bureau is now accepting requests for exceptions to the rules, “rule variances”, identified by child care professionals as barriers to bringing on new staff members. For additional details see the full listserv notification covering this information here.