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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