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Register for an Orientation

If you are interested in obtaining a California license to operate a family child care home or a child care center you have the option to attend either an online orientation, or an in person orientation.

Please do not use a cell phone, iPad, or tablet to take the orientation. In order to proceed with the
orientation registration you need to use a laptop or a computer and provide your email address.

Each applicant must have their own unique email address.

For a schedule of upcoming in-person orientations, please click on the link below: