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Child Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing staff license child care centers and child care homes providing care to five or more unrelated children. Staff monitor agencies for compliance with licensing rules at least 4 times each year, investigate complaints and issue report cards. Staff is available to speak with parents about licensing requirements, report card and star quality rating system, individual agencies and choosing quality child care. Complaints can be reported to the Complaint Hotline at 1-800-462-8261.

Eligibility Requirements

If you are interested in applying to operate a licensed child care agency, please visit the Department of Human Services website at: http://tn.gov/humanservices/article/how-to-become-a-licensed-child-care-provider

Step by step procedures can be found at: http://www.tn.gov/humanservices/article/procedures-for-becoming-a-licensed-child-care-agency

How to get started

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Ages Served

Under 12 Months

Ages 1-13


Number of Locations:

14

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