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What is Licensed Family Child Care?

Licensed Family Child Care is a home-based service where child care is provided in the caregiver’s home. The home must be licensed in accordance with county and state laws. Licensed Family Child Care is the most preferred type of care for young children, especially infants and toddlers. Many family child care homes provide high quality programs for preschoolers, school age, and children with special needs. Family child care is “home-away-from-home” personalized professional care. 

What Family Child Care Offers…

• Convenient Neighborhood Care close to home or work
• Cozy Homelike Environment with Natural learning setting
• Stability all day, every day, for years…
• Low Provider to Child Ratio
• Mixed Ages in Small Groups
• Builds leadership skills, social skills, and self-esteem
• Allows siblings to be cared for together
• Flexibility
• Days & Hours, Evening, Weekend. Odd Hour Care
• Personal Communication daily between provider & parent
• Family Support
• Nurtures family concepts, experiences and values
• Inclusion ~ For a variety of special needs care
• Caring Relationships between provider, child and parent/family
• School Readiness Skills
• Enrichment activities and educational learning experiences

Finding Quality Licensed Family Child Care

The Ventura County Child Care Association, a non-profit organization, is a dedicated group of professional, state-licensed home based child care providers who pride themselves on bringing quality licensed child care to the families in our communities. Our free referral service network offers parents an assuring link to educated, loving, and secure child care while they are busy working.

The Ventura County Child Care Association serves all of  Ventura County's communities including the cities of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard Ventura, Agoura, Oak Park, Fillmore & Port Hueneme.
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