Family Day CareHome daycare, also known as family daycare, is daycare in a home instead of a center. For as long as parents have had friends, family, and neighbors nearby to help care for their children, there have been home daycares. Many parents prefer to stay home to take care of their children and contribute to the family finances at the same time by taking care of other children. Permits and licensing requirements for home daycares vary from city to city.
What are the requirements for starting a family daycare in Turlock?
Small Family Daycare HomeProspective daycare providers providing care for less than 8 children, as defined by the California Department of Social Services, are not monitored by the City of Turlock and should contact the Community Care Licensing Division, Fresno Regional Office at (559) 243-4588 for information.
Large Family Daycare HomeProspective daycare providers providing care for 9-14 children, as defined by the California Department of Social Services, are required to obtain a permit from the Turlock Fire Department and the Planning Division.
Download Large Family Day Care Permit Application
Turlock Municipal Code 9-2-100
If the daycare facility will care for more than 14 children it is considered a commercial facility. Please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (209) 668-5580 for more information.