Daycare License Requirements for Arizona

    Worker requirements : Must be at least 18 and have HS diploma (or the equivalent) and 6 mos. experience or CDA or equivalent or AA or BA in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a closely-related field.

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age RangeRatio For Center-based Care
    Infants(1:5)
    1 year(1:6)
    2 years(1:8)
    3 years(1:13)
    4 years(1:15)
    School age(1:20)
    Mixed age groupratio for youngest child in group
    Age RangeRatio For Family Child Care
    All Ages(1:5) for providers serving 5 – 10 children
    All Ages(1:4) for providers serving 1 – 4 children

    Child Care Licensing Agency

    Arizona Department of Health Services
    Office of Child Care Licensing
    150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 400
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: (602) 364-2539
    Toll Free: (800) 615-8555
    Fax: (602) 364-4768

    Rules for group homes

    http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-03.htm

    Rules for child care facilities

    http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-05.htm

    Application packets

    http://www.azdhs.gov/als/childcare/cc_apps.htm

    Arizona Child Care Associations:

    Arizona Child Care Association – ACCA – http://azcca.org

    Association for Supportive Child Care – ASCC – http://www.asccaz.org

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