In CA it’s not legal, AFAIK, but IANAL either. I do know that my childcare was subsidized for a short period of time ( back when such social programs still existed); and in order to qualify, all care providers had to be licensed.
Not my intent, nor what I said.
I didn’t say that they didn’t.
I’m hip; the cost of childcare was like paying for a whole other (unfurnished) apartment, especially after the program I was in ended.
I’m not blaming the parents here, simply saying that I was too paranoid and distrustful to deal with anyone who wasn’t certified.