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Are You Providing Child Care Without A License?

  • You must be licensed with the City of Norfolk if you care for one or more children unrelated to you for payment.
  • You need a license if you care for your children or those of a relative, and you are being paid.

Click here to learn about HCN licensure and requirements. 

If you are providing child care in your home and are not licensed, be advised that it is against the law!


ALERT: The 2015 Session of the General Assembly passed legislation requiring every unlicensed and unregistered family day home to provide written notice to parents of every child receiving care, at the time care begins. The written notice should:

  1. State the family day home is not regulated by the Division of Licensing Programs at Virginia Department of Social Services; and
  2. Refer parents to the following Department website for additional information regarding licensed, registered, unlicensed, and unregistered family day homes.

The benefits of becoming a certified family day home in Norfolk:

  • Assistance becoming a licensed family day home with the state
  • Help to establish you as a professional in your field
  • Use your licensure status as a marketing tool to solicit and educate prospective parents
  • Signal to parents that you are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Receive increased subsidy payments for eligible children in your care
  • Be included in a searchable, free listing of your center or family day home on the VDOE and Child Care Aware of Virginia websites and/or referral services
  • Allow you full access to free and relevant, up-to-date training and workshops
  • Provide you with eligibility to participate in the USDA Food Program, which provides financial reimbursements for meals and snacks

Are you interested in becoming a Home-Based Childcare provider?

Complete the Home-Based Childcare Network Interest Form here

  1. Roniko Richardson

    Family Services Supervisor
    Phone: 757-705-4378

  2. Physical Address
    741 Monticello Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Hours
    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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