Family Child Care Association of San Francisco
Building a Brighter Future, One Child at a Time
© 2011 Family Child Care Association of SF, a Project of the Tides Center
Family Child Care Staffing Ratio and Capacity
The capacity specified on the license is the maximum number of
children for whom care can be provided.
Parents have many options when it comes to choosing child care
, but some are not of aware that family child care is one of those options. Or, if they do know about family child care, they might have some misconceptions about what it actually is.
Parents are encouraged to check out all of their options and visit many different providers before making this very important decision. Below are links to information to help parents choose child care as well as resources for paying for child care.
Child Care Options
Tips For Choosing Child Care
Paying For Child Care
Why Family Child Care?
Family Child Care Providers are independent, self employed business people who have assumed one of society's most important responsibilities, that of caring for our youngest children. Young children thrive in a stable long term relationship with the same provider in the comfort of a home environment and in small groups where each child's needs can be best met. Family child care can allow parents flexibility in their work schedules such as early morning, night, or weekend care. Parents are able to work more productively when their children are safe and in good care.
Large Family Child Care – License for 12
The maximum number of children for whom care may be provided, with an assistant present, in a large family child care licensed for 12, including children under age 10 who live in the licensee's home and/or the assistant’s children , is: Twelve children, no more than four of whom may be infants. Read More
Small Family Child Care – License for 6
The maximum number of children for whom care may be provided in a small family child care licensed for 6, including children under age 10 who live in the licensee's home, is:
Four infants; or Six children, no more than three of whom may be infants. Read More
Family Child Care Association of San Francisco Member Provider Listing