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.

Bulletin 137 – Early Learning Site Licensing Regulations

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INTERESTED IN OPENING A LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTER - INITIAL LICENSURE

Please complete application by clicking the following link: initial application.

See the Initial Licensure Inspection Checklist to help get you started.

For any licensing questions, please call 225-342-9905 or email ldelicensing@la.gov.

For technical questions completing the initial application, email EdLinkSupport@la.gov or login to EdLink Office Hours via zoom Monday-Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm. See the following webinar

Webinar Link: https://ldoe.zoom.us/j/97565259173  

Phone Number: 1-470-381-2522

Meeting ID: 975 6525 9173


Monitoring and Inspections Requirement

After initial licensure, inspections shall be conducted as deemed necessary by the department at regular intervals not to exceed one year, and without notice to the early learning center.


LICENSING CONSULTANT

Each Early Learning Center has a Licensing Consultant.

Feel free to contact a Licensing Consultant at ldelicensing@la.gov or via phone at 225-342-9905.


APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMEFRAMES

REQUESTS FOR INITIAL LICENSURE, RENEWALS, OR CHANGES TO SERVICE

In an effort to ensure applications and requests are completed in time for services to be provided to children, the following time frames are being communicated. If all required documentation is not submitted, there will be additional delays.

  • Application for Licensure or Change of Location — up to 90 days
  • Application for Change of Ownership — up to 30 days
  • Change Report for Capacity increase — up to 30 days
  • Change Report for Age Range — up to 30 days
  • Change Report for adding Transportation — up to 30 days
  • Change Report for adding a Director/Designee — up to 30 days

For any questions call 225-342-9905 or email ldelicensing@la.gov.



Early Childhood Key Orientation Training Modules

Key Orientation Training Modules have been developed to help early learning centers and family child care meet the licensing requirement for all new early learning staff to participate in orientation within the first days of hire. The modules are in a self-paced, digital format, with audio and closed captioning.
 

Bulletin 137 Licensing Regulations Courses

These courses provide an overview of Bulletin 137 – Louisiana’s Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations. The modules were designed for all administrators, directors, director designees, teachers, and other support staff that own, operate and/or work in a licensed early learning center. Providers will earn one training hour for each module completed.

Course 1 - Chapters 1 - 9 - Bulletin 137 - Louisiana's Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations

Course 2 - Chapters 11 - 17 - Bulletin 137 - Louisiana's Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations

Course 3 - Chapter 18 - Bulletin 137 - Louisiana's Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations

Course 4 - Chapters 19 - 21 - Bulletin 137 - Louisiana's Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations



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