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Steps to Open a Licensed Child Care Facility:
Step 1: Determine which license best fits your needs.
Step 2: STOP and schedule a REQUIRED orientation. DO NOT continue until you have attended an orientation.
Click here to find your county contact to schedule an orientation
If you have additional questions or need more information please contact your county contact at the link above.
If applicable, have you contacted your HOA or city or county building codes office to verify you can open a licensed facility?
Step 3: AFTER you have attended an orientation and verified you can open a licensed facility at your location:
Create an account and submit an application and supporting forms online OR
Complete and submit a paper application and supporting forms and mail (with payment) to:
Child Care Licensing
1000 SW Jackson, Ste 200
Topeka, KS 66612
Note: A new application may take up to 90 days for processing once an application is complete.
Your application cannot be completed WITHOUT attending an orientation.
Kansas State Fire Marshal Resources:
For information or questions regarding requirements for obtaining fire approval please contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
KSFM website: https://firemarshal.ks.gov
Email: [email protected]
Request Day Care Home Handbook
Request Child Care Center Handbook
Day Care Home
Fire and Life Safety Agreement
Child Care Center
C.2.2. Request for Review (PDF)
C.2.2.A Request for Review Checklist (ensure all required information is provided for review)
Code Consultation Form