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Child Care Provider Fair


A one-stop shop event to help navigate starting or advancing your child care business. Whether you are just opening or have an established child care business, this is your opportunity to connect with resources and partners that can help with many of your program needs.

Register to Attend

Click the map below to get more information and to register to attend a Child Care Provider Fair near you. We encourage all types of providers to attend - licensed, registered, exempt, unlicensed homes, ministries, centers, before and after-school programs, programs within school settings and non-traditional programs serving children.

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  • Is the event indoor or outdoor?

    All events will be indoors.

  • Do I have to attend the event closest to me?

    No, we encourage you to attend any or all events that are most convenient for you.

  • Why should I attend?

    This event is an opportunity for program leaders and educators to network, gather resources and ask questions as you open or advance your child care business.

  • Is there a cost?

    The Child Care Provider Fairs are free to all aspiring and established child care providers.

  • Where do I park?

    We will provide parking instructions and other event details to registrants closer to the event date.

  • Does this event offer professional development hours?

    The Provider Child Care Access Fairs do not count as professional development hours.

  • Can I bring my child?

    You are welcome to bring your child and keep them with you at all times. There will not be formal activities for children or a child care area where you can drop off your child.

  • What should I bring?

    State issued photo ID is required to enter the event.

  • What do I need to complete my fingerprinting and background check?

    To complete onsite fingerprinting and background check, bring one of the following: valid driver license, valid state-issued identification card or valid passport.