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Child Care Providers

Miami-Dade's Community Action and Human Services Department provides assistance to child care providers or those interested in becoming child care providers.

How to Become a Child Care Provider

In order for someone to become a provider of School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs, the below steps must be followed:

  • Contact the Department of Children and Families at 305-377-5500 for licensing information.
  • Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. at 305-646-7220 to secure an approved agreement.
  • Contact the Miami-Dade County Child Development Services Bureau (CDSB) at 305-514-6000 to request appropriate forms and documents.

The following documents must be completed and presented to CDSB prior to becoming a provider:

  • Approved Provider Agreement from the Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade and Monroe, Inc.  (ELCMDM)
  • Completed Form W-9 (with valid contact number and address)
  • Copy of IRS Tax Coupon or Certificate
  • Valid DC&F License, or Letter of Exemption
  • Gold Seal Certificate from the accrediting agency and DC&F Gold Seal Certificate (if status was granted)
  • Completed Authorization of Agreement for Automatic Deposit of Miami Dade Warrants (if direct deposit is desired)
  • Articles of Incorporation

These documents may be mailed, faxed or dropped off at our office located at:

Martin Luther King Plaza
2525 NW 62 Street, Suite 4000
Miami, Florida 33147

For assistance with any of these forms, please contact our Help Desk at 305-514-6038.

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Various training, technical assistance and mentorship opportunities are available for child care providers operating in Miami-Dade County.  These programs include training to promote inclusion of all children with special needs and to providers of infant and toddler care among others.

More about Child Care Provider Training

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Provider Payment

Community Action and Human Services processes reimbursement to Miami-Dade County providers of School Readiness (SR) and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs.

For assistance, please contact our Help Desk at 305-514-6038.

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Transfers, Schedule Changes for Child Enrollments

A manual Transfer Form PDF is available for providers not yet using the online system.

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Assistance for Family Child Care Home Providers

Provides assistance to individuals who desire to become a licensed family care giver. A family child care provider is a person who cares for other person's children in their home for a fee. For more information, please contact Child Development Services - Resource and Referral Unit at 305-373-3521

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