Child Care Facility Licensing Information


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Child Day Care Center – any facility that provides care to 7 or more children on a regular basis for at least 12.5 hours a week.


How to Apply for an Initial License

Initial License or Change in Ownership Application Packet

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For Licensed providers - Child care providers are inspected upon initial licensure request (pre-licensure) and then at least annually unannounced.

How to Renew a License

Renewal a License Application Packet

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How to Report a Change to a License

Report a Change in Location or a General Change to a License

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