Becoming a Certified Childcare Provider

Providers Play an Important Role in Helping Families
A childcare provider can be a babysitter, a nanny, an employee at a childcare center or another form of a childcare worker. To help ensure quality childcare, Clark County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS) can certify providers who care for 6 or fewer children in their homes.

Families who qualify for childcare benefits through CCDJFS must use certified or licensed providers. These providers lend a helping hand to eligible families as they work toward becoming more self-sufficient.

Applicant Requirements
Applicants must supply references, obtain a medical evaluation, sign releases for a local police records check, provide fingerprints for a criminal background check and meet health and safety standards. Also, they must complete a 5-day training class, paid for by CCDJFS.

CCDJFS Self-Employed Contractors
Certified Type B Providers offering childcare in their homes - undergo at least 2 inspections a year, one of them unannounced. Inspectors look at the safety standards in the home, such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, first-aid kits and well-water certification, if necessary.