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Child Care in Your Home

If you are planning on providing child care in your own home, it is worthwhile to carefully plan your child care space. A carefully designed environment will be one that is safe, inviting and fun. Your first step is to check with all local applicable rules and regulations for your daycare. Often there will be rules regarding health and safety precautions as well as equipping your program.

Health and Safety

Children respond best to an environment that makes them feel safe and secure. Ensuring your child care space is a safe and healthy place for children to explore and play is the primary consideration. Beyond licensing regulations, here are some basic considerations. (This is only a partial list, find comprehensive resources for childproofing your home.)