WHAT IS LICENSED CHILD CARE?
Licensed child care means that a child care provider is licensed or registered through the state of Montana's Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and has met all the health, safety, and program requirements. There are two types of licensed child care:
1. Licensed child care center
2. Registered family or group home child care
In both cases, the facility is required to be inspected by county fire marshal, county public health, and the Quality Assurance Division of DPHHS prior to operation. Unannounced inspections are conducted annually to ensure the facility meets requirement for licensed child care.