Child Care Options

7795767_sChild Care Center – A facility which provides care for 8 or more children and operates for more than thirty hours per week and must be licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS).

Family Child Care Home – a residential home where care is provided for 7 or fewer children for the 24-hour day. Family child care homes must be licensed through DHS.

Large Family Child Care Home – a residential home where care is provided for no more than 12 children part of the 24-hour day. Ratios apply for ages of children and in most cases an assistant is required. Family child care homes must be licensed through DHS.

Preschool – A facility which provides care for 8 or more children which operates for less than 30 hours per week; if operating for more than 15 hours per week the program must be licensed through DHS.

Part-time/Drop In – care for children usually on a temporary basis, for part day and part week. (ex. Mother’s Day Out, support groups for parents, or drop-in centers).

Camps (Summer) – Programs that offer full or part day summer activities.

Nanny Services – Care in the child’s home by a certified nanny, the nanny may or may not live within the home. Rainbow Fleet Resource & Referral can refer you to the nanny placement agencies.