Child Care Licensing

The goal of the Child Care Licensing Program is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while in out-of-home settings. 

According to Kansas Child Care Licensing Law, anyone providing care for children out of their home, other than those related by blood, marriage, or adoption must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The Riley County Health Department Child Care Licensing department works with all child care providers in Riley, Geary, Clay, Dickinson, and Pottawatomie Counties to ensure children within our community receive safe, high-quality child care.

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  • Provide information and orientation to those interested in becoming licensed child care providers
  • Initial inspection visits of the day care home or center to verify compliance with state regulations
  • On-site annual inspection visits of licensed facilities
  • Consultation visits
  • Investigation of complaints
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