Benefits of Becoming a Licensed Provider

  • Eligibility for the U.S.D.A. Child Care Food Program.
  • Referrals from the local resource and referral agency.
  • Technical assistance from regulatory staff.
  • Tax deductions for business use of home.
  • Access to professional child care associations. This benefit can improve a provider's self-image and allows for networking with other providers in their area.
  • Participation in financial and/or resource equipment incentive programs. Various agencies offer grants and loans to providers at various times. We will notify providers when these opportunities are available.
  • Access to other community resources such as training opportunities.
  • Ability to earn an income at home, being at home with your own children, and being your own boss.
  • Regulated providers usually make more money than unregulated providers.
  • Greater likelihood of obtaining liability insurance.
  • Another less tangible benefit is the perception that regulated care is of a higher quality than unregulated care.