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April 6, 2022
37 min 54 sec

Demystifying the Licensing Process in Child Care

About this episode


If you have worked in child care long, chances are at some point you've associated licensing with more paper work, more rules, more regulations and you've wondered what the additional benefit is. Or maybe you have started the process to be licensed and become intimidated by how involved the process is.

Cynthia Roberts is the Program Manager of the Pre-Licensure Unit with the Tennessee Department of Human Services. In our conversation we talk about why the licensing process is the way that it is, how providers can get started on the journey to becoming licensed, the supports available to providers along the licensing process, and finally, the benefits to being a TDHS-licensed child care facility, which we think make this process a no brainer.

If you are interested in becoming licensed, start the process today by emailing:

This project is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

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