Opening a Family Child Care Home

The State of California Community Care Licensing Division is the oversight agency for child care programs and family child care homes must comply with the State of California’s Laws and Regulations.

The City of Irvine is not the oversight agency and does not require any permits nor a business license to own or operate a large or small family child care home within the City of Irvine.

For more information on how to operate a family child care home, please visit the California Department of Social Services website here