Apply for a Large Group and School Age Child Care license

Large Group and School Age Child Care licenses are for programs that care for 10 or more children outside a home. If you want to obtain a license for your program, contact your local Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regional office.

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What you need

You need a Large Group and School Age Child Care License if you want to care for more than 10 children on a regular basis outside of your home. To get a license, you need to meet certain health, safety, educational, and operational requirements, including:

  • Certificates of physical facility inspections, such as building, fire, water source, and lead paint.

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Fees

Name Fee Unit
Large Group and School Age Child Care Provisional License (under 39 children) $225 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care Provisional License (more than 40 children) $335 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care License Renewal (11-26 children) $275 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care License Renewal (27-39 children) $330 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care License Renewal (40-99 children) $430 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care License Renewal (100+ children) $450 each
Large Group and School Age Child Care License Capacity Increase $75 each

How to apply

To begin the licensing application process, you must first attend a Potential Provider meeting. To find an upcoming meeting, contact your local EEC Regional Office or use the EEC Professional Development calendar. (Filter the search results to just “Potential Provider Meetings” using the “EEC Pre-Service/Licensing Requirements” tab.)  At this meeting, EEC licensing staff will inform you of the requirements your program must meet to become licensed.

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License exemption

In some cases, a program that meets specific exemption criteria may be exempt from EEC licensure. Before you open your program, please contact your local EEC office to find out if your program is required to have a EEC license to operate.

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Address

51 Sleeper St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

Phone

Main Office (617) 988-6600

Fax

(617) 988-2451

Address

1 Ashburton Place, Room 1403, Boston, MA 02108

Fax

(617) 727-0049

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