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Information for Child Care Providers

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Information for Child Care Providers

Become a Child Care Provider

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Licensed Providers

If you are a licensed child care provider, or want to become one, learn more about licensing rules, find forms, resources, background check information, and much more.

Become a Licensed Provider
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License Exempt Providers

If you are a license exempt provider or interested in providing care for a child of a family member, friend, or neighbor, you can learn more about the process, training, and ways to provide high quality care.

Become a License Exempt Provider
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MiRegistry

Are you looking to learn more about caring for children? Find training across the state, both face-to-face and online, on MiRegistry. Track your training and education, as well.

Search for Training

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan

Do you need help paying for your early childhood education? The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan program might be right for you!

Learn About T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood
About T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood
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Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality allows you to show families the quality of care you provide, as well as learn ways to improve. Find out more about how to get rated and improve the quality of your program.

Learn How to Get Rated

More Resources for Providers

Visit the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care programs by providing guidelines and financial support to programs who serve healthy food and offer nutrition education to children and families.

View Subsidy Resources

Find information about providing care for a child who receives Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy, including forms, checklists, the CDC Handbook, and more.

Child Development

As a child care provider or caregiver, it is important to have the best resources to provide the best care. Choose an Age Group to find Information About milestone and development, health and safety, social and emotional development, and parenting.

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Prenatal

Find information and resources for expecting families to stay healthy and prepare for baby’s arrival.

Get Prenatal Info
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Infants (0 - 12 Months)

Find answers to many of your questions with tips, learning resources, and more for baby’s first year.

Get Infant Info
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Toddlers (1 - 3 Years)

Find information and resources to help you understand what your toddler is going through at each stage of development.

Get Toddler Info
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Preschoolers (4 - 5 Years)

Find information and resources to help you understand what your preschooler is going through during this stage of development. 

Get Preschooler Info