Types of Child Care in Nebraska:
In Nebraska, a person may operate child care for three or fewer children without having a license issued by the department. Anyone who provides child care to four or more children from different families must be licensed as a child care provider.
There are five license types:
Family Child Care Home I: This type of program is in the home of the provider. The maximum capacity is eight children of mixed ages and two additional school age children during non-school hours.
Family Child Care Home II: This type of program is in the home of the provider or at another site. The maximum capacity is twelve children with two providers.
Child Care Center: This type of program is licensed for 13 or more children while following the staff to child ratio per the state regulations.
School Age Only Center: This type of program is licensed for 13 or more children who are attending or have attended school.
Preschool: This type of program provides educational services where children do not nap and are fed a meal.
License Exempt: Home care provided outside the client's home to a maximum of six children from one family or three or fewer children from more than one family.
In-Home Child Care: Care provided to children in their own homes.