Daycare License Requirements for Mississippi

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED or have a CDA credential or have 3 years prior experience caring for children who are under 13 years of age and who are not related to the caregiver


    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    0 – 11 months(1:5)
    1 year olds(1:9)
    2 years(1:12)
    3 years(1:12-14)
    4 years(1:16)
    5 years and up(1:20)
    Mixed age groupratio for youngest child in group


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:5)


    Child Care Facilities Licensure
    Mississippi State Department
    570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
    P.O. Box 1700
    Jackson, MS 39215-1700
    Phone: 601-576-7613 or 800-227-7308
    Fax: 601-576-7813
    Web site:


    Regulations child care facilities

    Regulation child care facilities 12 or fewer

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