Daycare License Requirements for Connecticut

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 and have HS diploma, or equivalency certificate, or 540 hours documented experience with age group.


    Child / Provider Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    Preschool(over age 3)(1:10)
    School age(1:10)
    Mixed age group(1:4)


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6)[includes provider’s children not in school full-time][maximum of 2 infants per provider][in addition to 6 full-time children, may have up to 3 school age children for up to 3 hours before and after school, during the school year only]

    CT Department of Public Health

    Child Day Care Licensing

    410 Capitol Avenue

    Mail Station 12 DAC

    P.O. Box 340308

    Hartford, CT 06134-0308

    Phone: 860-509-8045

    Fax: 860-509-7541

    Web site:

    Regulations for family daycare:|#1

    Forms and application family day care:|#Family_Day_Care_

    Regulations for day care center:|#2

    Forms and applications day care centers:|#Group_Day_Care_Home/Child_Day_Care_Center_

    Connecticut Child Care Associations:

    CT Child Care Association – CCCA

    Connecticut Family Day Care Associations Network – CFDCAN

    Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children – CAEYC

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