Why is this important? It is for the safety and well-being of our children. New family child care providers and everyone in their home 18 years of age and over must have an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminal background check, including a check for violent and sex crimes along with having a fingerprint background check. They must not be listed on the Child Abuse Registry or the Oklahoma Child Care Restricted Registry which is a list of people barred from working in child care in Oklahoma. Then before they can accept their first child, they must have training on health and safety issues such as the best way to lay a baby down to sleep, immunizations, and behavior and guidance plus other issues and they must be CPR and First Aid certified. If you want to read all of the requirements for Oklahoma family child care homes, go here.
If you are interested in getting a licensing to do family child care in Oklahoma, please contact your local Department of Human Services licensing office to find out more information. You can also get in touch with me and I will be happy to help you find the information you need to know.