Imagine U Intern Application
Fill out the form below to apply to Imagine U, a family child care mentorship program that will support you on your path to becoming a licensed child care provider! The program is designed exclusively for individuals who are committed to opening their own family child care business.  
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Email *
Tell us about yourself.
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number *
Enter your STARS ID - If you do not have a STARS ID, learn how to apply for one here:
Have you completed and passed a Portable Background Check?  You can apply for it after you have a STARS ID and it is required before you can start working in child care. *
All family members will need to complete a portable background check with DCYF upon applying for your license. Will everyone in your household pass a background check?/Todos los miembros de la familia deberán completar una verificación de antecedentes portátil con DCYF al solicitar su licencia. ¿Todos en su hogar pasarán una verificación de antecedentes?
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Street Address (Example: 16000 Christensen Road) *
City (Example: Pasco) *
Zip Code (Example: 98146) *
Preferred Language
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Preferred Mentor - Please type the name of your preferred mentor, if you do not have one, we will match you with the most compatible mentor in your area.
Do you have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent? An equivalent would be a CDA or Initial Certificate in ECE. *
Do you have any degrees of certificates in Early Childhood Education or a related field? *
Licensing rules now state that licensed child care providers will need to complete the ECE Initial Certificate (12 credits) by August 2024 and the ECE Short Certificate (8 credits) within two years of completing the Initial Certificate. The Imagine Institute offers supportive pathways to meeting educational requirements for licensed providers that are generally free of charge and designed specifically for licensed family child care providers. Are you committed to completing these college courses, either with the Imagine Institute or through traditional college pathways? *
Do you currently reside in the home in which you plan to open your child care? *
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