Daycare License Requirements for Kansas

    Worker requirements

    Fewer than 13 children: Must be at least 18 with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 mos. teaching experience or 5 sessions of 2 ½ hours of observation in a child care facility with children of same age plus 10 hours of approved workshops or 3 semester hours academic credit or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education, curriculum resources plus supervised observation in high school or college or 3 mos. work experience or CDA..

    13 – 24 children: Must be at least 18 with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 5 sessions of observation and 1 year teaching experience or 1 year supervised practicum or 7 – 9 semester hours academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education plus 3 mos. teaching experience or 1year supervised practicum or CDA.

     

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    Infants(1:3)
    Toddlers(1:5)
    2 ½ – 6 years(1:10)
    3 – 6 years(1:12)
    School age (K-12th)(1:14)
    School age (6th-12th)(1:16)
    Mixed age group (0-6 years)(1:4) [maximum of 8 children in one group]

     

    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    0 – 18 months(1:3)

     

    Department of Health and Environment

    Bureau of Child Care Licensing & Regulation
    Curtis State Office Bldg
    1000 SW Jackson, Suite 200
    Topeka, KS 66612-1274
    Phone: 785-296-1270
    Fax: 785-296-0803
    Web site: http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/

     

    Regulations and licensing child day care home

    http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/regs/general/General_Regulations.pdf

    Regulation and licensing child care centers

    http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/regs/general/General_Regulations.pdf

    Kansas Child Care Associations:

    Northwest Kansas Childcare Association

    Free Report:
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