Types of Available Child Care

Child Care Services


The Early Learning Resouce Center (ELRC) helps families living in Montgomery County with free assistance in accessing various types of child care available, including:
  • Day care centers - Licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) with a maximum number of children based on state regulations
  • Group day care homes - DHS-licensed with maximum of 12 children with at least two caregivers
  • Family day care homes - DHS-registered with maximum of six children
  • Relative  - Unregulated by DHS with no more than three children not related to the provider; must comply with health and safety standards outlined in the agreement of participating in the subsidized child care program

        Relative is defined as:  Great grandparent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling over 18 years old residing in a separate                                                          household.