Multi Licensing Available to Caregivers

July 24, 2023

In an effort to increase accessibility to high-quality child care for children and youth in foster care and increase placement capacity throughout the state, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) now offer multi-licensing.

Multi-Licensing may be a great fit for you if:

  • You are foster care licensed and interested in offering quality child care services to your community.
  • You are a licensed or certified child care provider and interested in opening your home to children in foster care.

Previously, individuals were restricted from simultaneously offering child care in their homes while fostering. Multi-licensing provides a streamlined process that supports individuals to become licensed in both foster care and child care.

Current foster parents interested in multi-licensing should contact their licenser or email