The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) licenses family child care providers. L&I works with the Department of Health and other city and state partners to make sure that child care centers in the city are safe and properly regulated.
You can apply for a Family Child Care License online or take your application to the Permit and License Center in the MSB Concourse. Do not mail applications.
|Family child care license application PDF||Use this form to apply for a family child care facility license.||July 3, 2020|
|Guide for child care providers PDF||Helpful information for those looking to start a child care business in Philadelphia. Includes information for family and commercial child care centers.||March 1, 2019|
|Licenses and Inspections fire safety requirements for commercial child care PDF||Fire safety requirements for commercial child care centers in multiple languages||February 21, 2020|
|Licenses and Inspections fire safety requirements for family child care PDF||Fire safety requirements for family child care providers in Philadelphia in multiple languages.||February 21, 2020|