Niños en Mi Casa   Children in My Home

Family child care providers have the unique opportunity to share their love, experience, and culture with children. The Niños en Mi Casa (Children in My Home) Program provides assistance to individuals interested in starting a child care business in their home and becoming certified by the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

Other services include:

  • Peer Mentoring

About Niños en Mi Casa

The Niños en Mi Casa Program recruits, trains, and offers financial assistance to low to moderate level income individuals to start a child care business in their home and complete state certification. Certification is provided through the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Care Administration (DES/CCA)

Funding for the Niños en Mi Casa Program is provided by:

What the Niños en Mi Casa Program Provides

  • Assistance with the process of state certification, working with applicants in the privacy of their own home
  • One-on-one technical assistance
  • Financial assistance with the start-up costs associated with the certification process (e.g., fingerprint clearance cards for providers and adult household members, child care liability insurance, immunization updates, TB testing, CPR/First Aid certification, etc.)
  • Six (6) hours of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Business training
  • A mobile Resource Lending Library and a peer Mentor Program.

Certification and Support

Certification programs offered in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties. Support for DES Certified providers in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave and Yuma counties.

Contact the Niños en Mi Casa Program

 480-829-0500 x 1415 (Tempe)

 800-535-4599 x 1415 (Toll Free)

 FAX: 480-829-9283



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