Child Care Licensing


ECCLC is committed to supporting provider’s ability to meet licensing requirements. The information in this section is intended to help you ensure you are in compliance with licensing rules and regulations. The most up-to-date information on licensing requirements can be found on the Department of Early Care & Learning website.

Education Requirements

Licensing training requirements as of November 2016

Educational requirements for all early childhood professionals are determined by the Office of Early Care and Learning. To obtain licensing information, call 303-866-5958 or 1-800-799-5876.

Requirements for Early Childhood Teacher (formally called Group Leader or GLQ)

Requirements for Child Care Center Directors

Requirements for School Age Program staff

Requirements for Family Child Care Home Providers

How to Get Licensed

Each type of child care facility (center, family child care home, etc) has its own licensing rules and specific procedures. Visit the Office of Early Care & Learning for more information about child care licensing. Applications (including the application itself, rules and regulation books, and other resources).

Getting licensed can be exciting and overwhelming. To help you have an idea of what the financial cost to become licensed is, view our Sample Set Up Cost for Family Child Care Homes Providers.

ECCLC is here is here to support your journey to become a licensed family child care home provider and we have financial assistance available. Click here to learn more.