Types of Licensed Care

  1. Licensed Day Care Home
  2. Group Day Care Home
  3. Child Care Center
  4. Preschool
  5. School Age Program
  6. Drop-In Program
  7. Day Care Referral Agency
  8. Unregulated Care

Licensed Day Care Home

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 time is based on 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 such as a commercial setting. The license identifies the address of the child care facility.

  • The licensee must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or the equivalent, have an understanding of children, complete certified first aid and CPR as well as childcare-related training in health and safety topics.

  • A KBI criminal history and child abuse and neglect background check are processed on all persons living, working, or volunteering in the licensed daycare facility.

  • 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. 

  • View the Chart for Licensed Daycare Home's Total Number of Children by Age (PDF)