Family Child Care Home II

Family Child Care Home II programs can be located in the residence of the provider or in any other approved location. Family Child Care Home II providers can care for a maximum of twelve children with two providers.

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Change of Ownership of an Existing Child Care Program

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Initial Licensure/Provisional License

Instructions for Applying For a Provisional Family Child Care Home II License

Family Child Care Home II’s are required to have pre-licensing inspections before they can begin operation. Once the Department receives a application from a licensee wishing to begin operation as a Family Child Care Home II, a referral will be made to the appropriate Fire Marshal. All Family Child Care Home II’s must have an approved fire safety inspection and be in compliance with all regulations before a license can be issued.

Once the Department receives the Fire Marshal approval and conducts the pre-licensing inspection to verify compliance with all regulations, a provisional license will be issued. Provisional licenses are issued to all newly licensed providers for the first year of operation. This license may be extended for one six month period.

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Applying for an Operating License

Once a family Child Care Home II license has completed a provisional license year and is in compliance with regulations, they must apply for a non-expiring, operating license if they wish to continue to provide licensed child care. License's will receive written notice 90 days prior to the expiration of the provisional license.

Instructions for Applying for an Operating Family Child Care Home II License

Once a non-expiring license is issued, Family Child Care Home II providers do not need to renew their license. The license will remain in effect until the program closes or the Department revokes the license due to serious violation of regulations. Licensees, however, need to send in appropriate license fees each year to maintain the operating license.

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Changes in the License
If you are changing any one or combination of days, hours, ages, name, or capacity
If you are changing location
If you are changing primary provider
If you are changing or adding a secondary provider
If you are changing any combination of household members, volunteers, substitutes

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Forms

pdf icon Provisional Application for Individual, Partnership, LLC or Corporation
pdf icon Provisional Application for Non-Profit Corporation or Governmental Unit
pdf icon Operating Application for Individual, Partnership, LLC or Corporation
pdf icon Operating Application for Non-Profit Corporation or Governmental Unit 
pdf icon Health Information Report
pdf icon Report of Law Enforcement Contact 
pdf icon Parent Brochure
pdf icon Compliance Guide ( pgs 1-50)  ( pgs 51-90)
pdf icon Children’s Records
pdf icon Immunization Record
pdf icon Independent Study Documentation Form
pdf icon Consent and Authorization for Release of Information
pdf icon Alternative Compliance Request

 

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Orientation Training

Before a provisional license can be issued, the Family Child Care Home I and II providers must attend a two hour Orientation Training delivered by the Department. The purpose of this training is to give an overview of the licensing process, regulations and inform providers of available resources in their area.

pdf icon Orientation Training List

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Licensee Fees

* Provisional License Fee $25
* Operating License Fee $25
Yearly License Fee $25
* Fee must be received before a license will be issued
* License fees are non-refundable-fees must be paid by check or money order
* Cash is not accepted

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Inspections

Family Child Care Home II providers are required to have pre-licensing inspections before they can begin operation. Nebraska law also requires the Department to make at least one unannounced inspection to all Family Child Care Home II programs each year. Other visits conducted to Family Child Care Home II include:

  1. Complaint investigations (these are unannounced)
  2. Change of location

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Rules and Regulations/Statutes

pdf icon 391 NAC 1 Family Child Care Home I
pdf icon391 NAC 2 Family Child Care Home II
pdf icon391 NAC 3 Child Care Centers
pdf icon391 NAC 4 School-Age-Only Centers
pdf icon391 NAC 5 Preschools
pdf icon Statutes relating to Child Care Licensure

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