Twenty-five certified family child care homes located throughout Northern Kentucky  participate in Children, Inc.’s network of family child care services and many are STAR quality rated.  These providers are independent small business owners who choose to care for children in their homes instead of a separate facility.  Providers voluntarily opt to be part of our Family Child Care network of services and agree to comply with higher standards of care.  Providers are not employees of Children, Inc. and are solely responsible for certification and practice standards.

Children, Inc.’s network providers offer:
  • Convenient locations throughout six counties in Northern Kentucky
  • Lower ratios – no more than six children under the age of six, including the provider’s own children
  • Mixed age groups – siblings can remain together
  • Individualized learning plans for each child based on assessments of the child
  • Active participation in the USDA Food Program to meet USDA standards for meals and snacks
  • Educational curriculum aligned with Kentucky Early Childhood Standards
  • STARS FOR KIDS NOW quality rated, certified homes
  • Tuition assistance through United Way and Kentucky’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to qualifying families
Become a provider and join the Children, Inc. Family Child Care network:
  • Help finding families who are seeking quality child care
  • Guidance with state certification
  • Reimbursement for food through the USDA Food Program
  • Free professional development to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Support and technical assistance
  • Monthly billing to state and United Way
  • Reimbursement checks twice a month
  • Quarterly financial incentives for STAR rated homes


Children, Inc. information for providers
USDA Income Application Letter
USDA Income Application
USDA Child Enrollment Form