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Licensing

How does licensing differ by Centers and Homes?+ Show

Licensing data for Centers and Homes

Licensing indicators Centers Homes
Licensing required for enrollment 
82% 91%
Process for license-exempt programs 
30% 14%
Licensing equivalent to the first QRIS level 
48% 47%


Note: A total of 44 QIS reported this information for centers and 43 QIS reported this information for home-based ECE programs.

In 2021, most QIS required center- and home-based programs to be licensed to enroll in the QIS (82% and 91%, respectively). For 21 (48%) QIS, licensing is equivalent to the first level for centers; for 20 (47%) QIS, licensing is equivalent to the first level for homes. Thirteen (30%) QIS have a process in place for license-exempt center-based ECE programs to participate and 6 (14%) QIS have a process in place for license-exempt home-based ECE programs.