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Parents & Families

Child Care Family Homes 4, 5, & 6-Star Requirements

At Levels 4, 5, and 6, the home must meet or exceed the requirement for the level for which they are applying and all the previous levels.

For each of these levels, the home:

  • Meets or exceeds the required higher score on a rating of the home’s business and management practices
  • Meets or exceeds the required higher score on a rating of the quality of the home’s learning environment and activities for children
  • Continues to complete self-assessments and create action plans related to the home’s policies related to health and wellness for children

At Level 4, the primary caregiver continues to develop new ideas to strengthen partnerships with families.