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First, you need to determine where you want to work If you want to work in a center...

There are a few things you can do to get started. You may need CPR/First Aid training and a few classes from us will also help. After that, we suggest calling the centers closest to where you would like to work to see if they are hiring. Many of them also post ads in the newspaper.

 

If you are interested in opening a new child care center, contact Crystal Knippers by email at cknippers@weber.edu or by calling 801-626-8083.

 

The Utah Office of Child Care has produced a great booklet entitled Opening a Quality Child Care Center. It can be found online at: http://careaboutchildcare.utah.gov/pub/qualityCenter.pdf

 

Child Care Aware has some insightful information as well: http://childcareaware.org/providers/

If you want to open a family child care business in your home...
  • Decide whether to get a family child care license or residential certificate
    Comparison of basic requirements

  • Visit Child Care Licensing's website (childcarelicensing.utah.gov), read the licensing rules for whichever you decide and complete the New Provider Training online.

  • Apply for your license.

  • You will also need a small business license from your city, a current fire inspection, and a current kitchen inspection. You will also need an affidavit of Lawful Presence and a Health and Safety Plan, both of which you can find out more about on licensing's website.

  • Check to see what your city requires for a small business license. Anytime you generate income, you need a small business license. It is also required for your state child care license.

  • Fire inspections can be scheduled through your local fire department and the kitchen inspection can be scheduled through your County Health Department.

  • You will also need CPR/First Aid certification, a food handler's permit.

  • Finally, you will need to submit the online background check form, fees, and fingerprinting fees and schedule a time to be fingerprinted either from your local Care About Childcare agency or a local public safety office.

  • Finally, once you receive your license, contact our agency about our start-up reimbursement grant! Our current funding allows us to reimburse $400 of the costs you incur in the licensing process.

 

The Utah Office of Child Care has produced a great bookliet entitled Opening a Quality in Home Child Care Program. It can be found online here: http://careaboutchildcare.utah.gov/pub/qualityFamily.pdf

Programs that help when starting a new child care Family Child Care Start-up Grant We are currently able to reimburse you for up to $400 of the costs you incur when starting a family child care business. You are eligible to participate in this grant within the first year of your licensing date. This grant is only available for providers who are obtaining a family child care license. Residentially Certified providers are not eligible. When you participate in this grant, you commit to stay in the business for at least 1 year. Contact us at 801-626-7861 for more information concerning this grant. Food Program The Child Care food program is a federally funded program designed to offer aid to help child care homes and centers provide nutritious meals to children ages 12 and under. Sponsoring organizations are listed below. A provider can initially choose to participate under any sponsor. Each sponsor reimburses at the same rate, however, they offer different perks and benefits. Once you have chosen a sponsor, you cannot transfer to or be contacted by another sponsor for a year. Sponsoring Organizations in Utah:

INCA

333 2nd St #15

Ogden, UT 84404

801-393-0222

1-800-748-5155

debra.holbrook@y-wire.com

 

 

Helping Hands Inc.

2964 W 4700 S #210

Salt Lake City, UT 84118

801-955-6234

1-888-982-3663

helping-hands@qwest.net

 

 

Orem Child Care Nutrition Program

563 W 1700 N

Orem, UT 84057

801-224-2143

1-800-369-8936

dionisiamara@qwestoffice.net

 

Child Management Associates

124 S 400 E Ste 210

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-5312

801-973-8627

1-800-223-3317

elaine@cmautah.org

 

 

Child Day Care Nutrition Program

Jeanie Peck

6830 Old Main Hill, USU

Logan, UT 84322-6830

435-797-2169

1-800-540-2169

jeanie@cpd2.usu.edu

 

Alliance For Children

4568 S Highland Dr #240

PO Box 575794

Salt Lake City, UT 84117

801-277-0927

1-800-773-4731

afcbart@mindspring.com

 

 

C&W Incorporated

Joni Greenwell

8364 S Top of the World Dr

Salt Lake City, UT 84121

801-773-9446

1-877-733-9446

jonigreenwell@comcast.net

 

Care About Childcare - Weber State University

1351 Edvalson St Dept. 1309

Ogden UT 84408-1309
(801) 626-7837
careaboutchildcare@weber.edu

 CareAboutChildcare.utah.gov

Care About Childcare - Weber State University is a program of Weber State University's Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education's Child & Family Studies Department.

Funding is made possible through the Child Care and Development fund, the Department of Workforce Services and the Office of Child Care.