Tennessee Child Care License Info
In Tennessee, the Department of Human Services (DHS) regulates licensing of child care services. You are operating a child care agency and must obtain a license from the Department if you are providing care and supervision for five (5) or more unrelated children for three (3) or more hours per day.
- Procedures for Becoming a Licensed Child Care Agency
- Resources for Child Care Providers
- Types of Regulated Child Care
Tennessee Care Licensing Standards:
- Child Care Centers
- Group Child Care Homes
- Family Child Care Homes
- Drop-in Centers
- Summary of Licensing Requirements
- DHS Report Cards and Rated Licensing (Report Card Examples: Child Care Center and Family & Group Child Care Homes)
- Tennessee Division of Environmental Health child care facility health and safety inspections (Two times annually) – Sample Inspection Form
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