Daycare License Requirements for Louisiana

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18.

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    6 weeks(1:5) August 5, 2004
    9 months(1:5)
    18 months(1:7)
    27 months(1:11)
    3 -4 years(1:13)
    4 – 5 years(1:15)
    5 – 6 years(1:19)
    School age(1:23)
    Mixed age groupaverage ratio observed as long as no children under 2 years old are present


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6)


    Louisiana Department of Social Services

    Executive Office of the Secretary
    Bureau of Licensing
    2751 Wooddele Blvd.
    P.O. Box 3078
    Baton Rouge, LA 70821
    Phone: 225-922-0015
    Fax: 225-922-0014

    Louisiana Child Care Associations:

    Child Care Association of Louisiana – CCAL

    Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children – LAEYC

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