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Licensing data for Centers and Homes

Licensing indicators Centers Homes
Licensing required for enrollment 
84% 93%
Process for license-exempt programs 
40% 19%
Licensing equivalent to the first QRIS level 
52% 48%



 

In 2019, 84% of quality initiatives require licensing for enrollment into the initiative for center-based early care and education (ECE) programs and 93% require licensing for enrollment for home-based ECE programs. For 17 (40%) quality initiatives, a process is in place for license-exempt center-based ECE programs to participate and for 8 (19%) quality initiatives, a process is in place for license-exempt home-based ECE programs. For 23 (52%) quality initiatives, licensing is not required for enrollment but is equivalent to the first level for centers; for 20 (48%) quality initiatives, licensing is equivalent to the first level for homes.