Child Care Facility Requirements

  1. Licensed Day Care Home
  2. Group Day Care Home
  3. Child Care Centers
  4. Further Information
  5. Day Care Referral Agency
  6. Home-Based Day Care

A child care facility in which care is provided for a maximum of ten children under 16 years of age and includes children under 11 years of age related to the provider. The total number of children in care at any one time is based on the ages of the children in care.

  • The license is usually issued for the provider's own home but may be issued at a location other than the provider's home. The license identifies the address of the child care facility.
  • The licensee must be 18 years of age, have an understanding of children, complete certified first aid and CPR as well as childcare-related training.
  • A KBI criminal history and child abuse and neglect background check are processed on all persons living, working, or volunteering in the licensed daycare home.
  • State Licensing fee $85. Local fees may also apply.
  • The licensed daycare home is inspected to check compliance with regulations to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the children in care at least once every 12 months. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment contracts with local county health departments or private contractors to conduct on-site inspections.
  • View the Chart for Licensed Daycare Home's Total Number of Children by Age (PDF)