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The Start-Up and Expansion Program is available to child care providers who offer infant/toddler care in the following types of facilities:

  • Licensed-exempt facilities
  • Licensed centers
  • Licensed and unlicensed family home providers
  • Registered Vendors

The requirements for this program include:

  • Earning CDA credential
  • Becoming a licensed provider

The services Educare provides include:

  • Information on expectations with inspections
  • Licensing information and assistance
  • Information about community resources
  • Training opportunities
  • On-site training visits
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Classes
  • Toys and equipment (to those who qualify)
  • Accreditation assistance
  • Resource Room for providers to check out toys, equipment, and books
  • Technical assistance with start up of new child care programs