Type B Child Care

Step One: Starting Your Type B In-Home Day Care

Step One: Starting Your Type B In-Home Day Care A Type B home permits one to six children to be cared for in the provider's personal residence. No more than three children may be less than 2 years of age at any time. The provider's own children under 6 years of age must be included in the total count.  - learn more

Step Two: Staffing and Qualifications

Step Two: Staffing and Qualifications There are specific requirements for staff levels and qualifications for your in-home Type B Day Care. - learn more

Step Three: Conducting Background Checks

Step Three: Conducting Background Checks It is strongly encouraged that you and any potential employees complete this step as early as possible during the planning phase of your Type B day care center. All household adults (age 18 years and older) residing in the provider’s home, and your emergency/substitute caregivers, must pass local, BCI, FBI, and Children’s Services screenings/background checks. - learn more

Step Four: Completing/Submitting Your Application

Step Four: Completing/Submitting Your Application For your convenience, what follows is a list of all required documents discussed in the previous pages that will be required to approve your license. Please note, incomplete applications will not be processed and will close after 90 days. - learn more

Final Step: Register Your Business with the Columbus Income Tax Division Once all previous steps have been completed, but before opening day, all businesses operating in the City of Columbus must register with the Columbus Income Tax Division. All businesses operating in Columbus must pay municipal taxes. - learn more