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Types of Child Care

  • Child care providers are required to be licensed in Montana. Contact Child Care Licensing for licensing forms and more information
  • Family Child Care: home care for up to 6 children including the provider’s own under the age of six
  • Group Child Care: 2 adults care for up to 12 children including the providers’ own under the age of six
  • Child Care Center: 13+ children determined by square footage of facility
  • Family, Friend, & Neighbor Care – Formerly Legally Certified Provider (LCP)