Child Care Licensing
Federally Mandated Re-Fingerprinting
We are quickly approaching 2024, which initiates the federal mandate requiring all individuals working in child care to be re-fingerprinted every 5 years. KDHE will be sending out detailed information soon.
Resources & Feedback Opportunity
Additional information to support your child care journey.
Tools & Toolkits
For Day Care Home Licenses
Support tools for applicants wanting to apply for a day care home license.
- Child Care Licensing Toolkits (PDF)
- Child Care Licensing Toolkit Spanish (PDF)
- Child Care Licensing Checklist (PDF)
For Child Care Center Licenses
Support tools for applicants wanting to apply for a child care center license.
Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities (KCCTO) is a state-wide training office dedicated to providing quality, accessible, professional development opportunities to family child care providers, child care center staff, and other early education professionals throughout Kansas. Learn more about KCCTO's health and safety and annual training opportunities.
Collaborative Partner Resources
Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal
Department for Children and Families
Enroll with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) to help families receive assistance for child care expenses at licensed child care centers in the state of Kansas. Learn more in the DCF Child Care Provider Enrollment Brochure (PDF). To contact the nearest DCF office, call DCF.
Child Care Aware of Kansas
Find resources to support you and your new business, such as the Child Care Health Consultant Network that offers one-on-one coaching and planning sessions to potential child care programs in Kansas. Visit the New Provider Support section of the Child Care Aware website.
Child & Adult Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursement for healthful meals and snacks served to children. Because CACFP participants’ nutritional needs are supported on a daily basis, the program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for families. To contact Child Nutrition & Wellness for eligibility call Child Nutrition & Wellness or visit the Kansas State Department of Education Website.
Regulation Revision Suggestions Survey
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)'s Bureau of Family Heath (BFH) is home to several regulatory programs. State regulatory programs are designed to protect and preserve the public’s health, safety, and well-being. Agencies are given authority through law to establish regulations that describe how laws are to be implemented. Maintaining an effective regulatory program greatly reduces the risk of harm to the people of Kansas and our resources.
Receiving feedback on program regulations is critical to the regulatory review process and community participation. The survey allows members of regulated communities and the public to offer feedback on KDHE BFH regulations.
Thank you for sharing your voice as we move forward together to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Kansas families. Share your feedback today.