The requirements for opening and operating an in-home daycare vary from one state to the next. However, most states do have very similar guidelines. For example, there are many states that require an in-home daycare to be licensed to provide such services. Often, an in-home daycare owner must also obtain licensure to operate in the city or town the business is in as well. Finally, many states also require providers to obtain and maintain liability insurance as well as have specific child care standards that must be followed.