Legal and Insurance Connections for Family Child Care


Links to key family child care business websites and organizations that deal with record keeping.

Here is a comprehensive listing of websites and organizations that can assist you in answering your questions about legal and insurance issues. We do our best to keep these links current but some links may no longer be active. First Children’s Finance does not endorse or recommend any information you may receive from the websites and organizations listed here.

For state specific information:

North Dakota
South Dakota

American SIDS Institute This website offers information and resources for preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

The ARC of the United States
This website offers information on a wide range of disabilities and includes links to many other organizations and resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This website contains information on children’s health, universal infection control measures for children who are HIV-positive, and much more.

Child Care Law Center
Although the Child Care Law Center of San Francisco, California folded in 2009 its website is still up and contains a number of free downloadable publications on the Americans with Disability Act as well as publications for providers in California on insurance, ADA, and license-exempt care.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
This organization focuses on making housing affordable. Here you can download a free copy of “Landlord and Tenant Issues for Child Care, Volume 2: For Providers.”

Insurance Directory
This insurance directory identifies insurance companies and agents that offer insurance policies to providers: business liability insurance, car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and more. The directory indicates what states the policy is available in.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
This website offers many resources including Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care and Healthy Kids, Healthy Care. They also have an extensive listing of links to all aspects of children’s health.

Nolo Press
This is a publisher of do-it-yourself legal publications, including Incorporate Your Business and Form Your Own Limited Liability Company. Their site also offers a lot of free legal advice.

Online Business Training

North Dakota Child Care Resource and Referral
Click on “Search for Training.” A class on Legal & Insurance issues is one of five self-paced on line classes. The class is free. This site also contains numerous articles and resources on the business of family child care.