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I Care for Children in a Ministry

An unlicensed, registered child care ministry is associated with a faith-based organization, such as a church or synagogue. For faith-based child care programs, providing high quality child care and ministering their faith can and should go hand in hand. A ministry typically operates a full-day program, features 2 or more classrooms, and has a Director who provides oversight and leadership for the program.

An unlicensed registered ministry can choose to follow the basic Unlicensed Registered Ministry regulations or demonstrate greater commitment to quality through participation in the Voluntary Certification Program (VCP). Once a ministry has achieved VCP status, they are automatically eligible to enroll on Paths to QUALITY™. The ministry director and staff will work together to reach the benchmarks set for achieving each of the levels on Paths to QUALITY™. A VCP ministry can choose to work with a coach, or to be self-guided through the program.

How can we help you and your program?

The Faith Based and Preschool Specialist can provide technical assistance, especially in the areas of classroom arrangement, lessons plans, and working to get on the Voluntary Certification Program and Paths to QUALITY.

The Faith Based and Preschool Specialist can provide content specific trainings for your ministry.

For more information contact Christy Angel-Smith, Faith Based and Preschool Specialist, at or 1(866)200-5909, ext. 107.

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