Child care providers may become state licensed at no cost through county program

Child care providers who are not state-licensed may receive training and assistance with the licensing process at no cost through a program being offered through the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) and Consortium for Early Learning Services (CELS). Support for Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) providers – or those who care for children in their own home – is being offered to encourage more providers to become licensed so they can receive various benefits available to them. In addition to assisting an FFN provider in becoming licensed at no cost to them, the program offers CPR/First Aid and other preventative health training, along with program and supplies support to help offset costs. Riverside County Supervisor and First 5 Riverside Commissioner Chuck Washington emphasi
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