Learn how to become a provider

You know one thing – you have a passion for children and want to make a career of it. We're here to help you figure out what comes next.

Your first step is to determine the type of care you want to provide.

In Indiana, you can provide quality care through a number of different avenues. Our Orientation I course will introduce you to those different types of care and will help you determine if you’re ready for the responsibilities of running a child care. The course provides the information you need to get on the right path for you and the children you plan to serve. This includes:

  • Health and safety information
  • The basics of building a child care business
  • Resources to help you make the decision of which type of care you would like to provide

Completion of Orientation I is required for those planning to open a licensed home or center in Indiana. It is strongly encouraged, although not required, for those opening an unlicensed registered ministry.

Once you determine whether you want to open a licensed child care home, a licensed center, or an unlicensed registered ministry, your path will be slightly different. Click your desired path below to learn more.