Child Care Licensing
Become a Licensed Child Care Provider!
(Serving Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Marion, Morris, Osage, and Wabaunsee Counties)
Benefits of becoming licensed:
- Work from home
- Set your own rates and hours
- Be your own boss
- Stay home with your children
- Follow your passion for working with kids!
- Grants available based on your location!
The first step in getting started is orientation, call Jamie Roberts at (620) 342-4864 ext. 5
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has to be licensed?
What are the costs of licensure?
County Inspection Fee: $50-70
Online Training: $20
First Aid/CPR Training: $45-75
Fingerprint Background Checks: $48 per person for processing, plus the cost of having them taken, typically $10-20
Other costs may include child safety devices, cots/mats, bedding, books, toys, etc.
What are the minimum requirements for getting licensed?
Where can I find the regulations?
Am I required to have insurance on my daycare?
There is not a regulation requiring specific insurance for your daycare. You are required to have full coverage on any vehicles used for transporting daycare children.
How long does it take to get a license?
The process can take up to 90 days to get a temporary permit allowing you to open your daycare.
All information provided is confidential. Providing your name and contact is optional, but recommended in case additional information is needed. Please note: we do not get involved in the financial matters of daycares.