Daycare License Requirements for Michigan

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    Infants (up to 27 months)(1:4)
    3 years(1:8)
    4 to 5 years(1:12)
    6 to 12 years(1:20)
    13 to 17 years(1:30)
    Mixed age groupratio for youngest child in group


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6)[includes family members under 7 years old; no more than 4 children under 30 months and no more than 2 of those children can be under 18 months]


    Child Day Care Licensing

    Family Independence Agency
    Office of Children and Adult Licensing
    7109 W. Saginaw, 2nd Floor
    P.O. Box 30650
    Lansing, MI 48909-8150
    Phone: 517-335-6124 or 866-685-0006
    Fax: 517-335-6121
    Web site:


    Licensing rules for child care homes

    Michigan Child Care Associations:

    Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children – MiAEYC

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