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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