Home-Based Childcare Network


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Are You Providing Child Care Without A License?

  • You must be licensed with the City of Norfolk if you care for one or more children unrelated to you for payment.
  • You need a license if you care for your children or those of a relative, and you are being paid.

Click here to learn about HCN licensure and requirements. 

If you are providing child care in your home and are not licensed, be advised that it is against the law!

  1. Physical Address
    741 Monticello Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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First Cohort Graduation

The benefits of becoming a certified family day home in Norfolk:

  • Assistance becoming a licensed family day home with the state.
  • Help to establish you as a professional in your field.
  • Use your licensure status as a marketing tool to solicit and educate prospective parents.
  • Signal to parents that you are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for children.
  • Receive increased subsidy payments for eligible children in your care.
  • Be included in a searchable, free listing of your center or family day home on the VDOE and Child Care Aware of Virginia websites and/or referral services.
  • Allow you full access to free and relevant, up-to-date training and workshops.
  • Provide you with eligibility to participate in the USDA Food Program, which provides financial reimbursements for meals and snacks.

Are you interested in becoming a Home-Based Childcare provider? Please attend an Interest Meeting to learn more and an Orientation to begin the application process. 

2024 Cohort Dates

Cohort 5

Interest Meeting – 1/18/24 at 6:30-8:30pm Jordan Newby Anchor Branch Library in Norfolk

Orientation – 2/15/24 at  6:30-8:30pm Jordan Newby Anchor Branch Library in Norfolk

Cohort 6

Interest Meeting – 4/24/24

Orientation – 5/22/24

Location: TBD

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Cohort 7

Interest Meeting – 7/24/24

Orientation – 9/18/24

Location: TBD

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Complete the Home-Based Childcare Network Interest Form here

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