Step 2: Decide if you can start small and be an exempt provider (see the details below for South Carolina Exempt Family Child Care)
You can always apply to be a licensed provider when you have enough students to necessitate it. Remember, the process for getting students won't happen overnight. Why increase your costs right away?
Step 4: Open your small daycare
Everyday management is explained and outlined for you in our program - accounting suggestions and fully customizable forms, contracts, and templates are included with our program.
Step 5: When you are ready, move to the licensed status
Let us know that you want to get registered or licensed and we can help you to do it quickly and affordably.
Georgia Exempt Childcare
This is the easiest level to go with.
If you fall into this exempt status, you do not have to register with the state, have home inspections, take the orientation classes, etc.
You can be exempt from licensing if:
Programs for children five (5) years and older which operate solely for educational purpose with an established curriculum during the school term for the customary seven (7) hour school day.
Nursery school, playschools, kindergartens or other educational programs for children two (2) years through six (6) years of age which operate for no more than four (4) consecutive hours per day.
If you provide care in your home, you can have 3-6 (up to 12 under 13-yrs, if 6 are related to provider, residents, or children for whom no compensation is received) depending on your county regulations for the type of home you live in.
The exact number of children you can have is based on their ages. By default the number of allowed children will go down the younger the children in your group are.
Max # of Children: 3-6 (up to 12 under 13-yrs, if 6 are related to provider, residents, or children for whom no compensation is received)
Background Check: Required (on all people over 18 years old living in the home or regularly in the facility)
Orientation Class: Yes (8 hours of free training)
Abuse and Neglect Class:
Adult / Infant First Aid and CPR: Yes
State Inspections: Every year (or sooner if a complaint is filed)
Sanitation Inspection Required for License: No
GA Group Daycare Home
One more step us will allow you to have 6 students (depending on your county regulations for the type of home you live in)