Regulated Child Care in NC
If you are caring for more than two children who aren’t related to you for more than four hours a day, you might need to be licensed by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. There are several exemptions from licensure, see http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us for more information.
What is a Family Child Care Home?
A Family Child Care Home (FCCH) is a child care arrangement located in a residence where, at any one time, more than two children (maximum of five pre-school children or up to eight if at least three children are school-aged), but less than nine children who receive child care. A FCCH is licensed by the Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Family Child Care Homes