Daycare License Requirements for Idaho

    Worker requirements

    Four (4) hours annual training.

     

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    All ages1:12
    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages1:6

     

    Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

    Bureau of Family & Community Services

    450 W. State Street

    Boise, ID 83720-0036

    Hotline: (2-1-1 Idaho CareLine) Dial 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588; (TDD) 208-332-7205

    Phone: Dial 2-1-1 (within state) or 800-926-2588 (nationwide)

    Fax: 208-334-5531

    Web site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/?tabid=292

    E-mail: careline@idhw.state.id.us

     

    Basic childcare licensing

    http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/39011KTOC.html

     

    Type of Child Care License Idaho Requirements for All Licenses Approximate Cost
    Child Care Home(1-6 Children)Criminal History CheckHealth InspectionFire Inspection$45.00/one time fee per individual$35.00/year$20.00/year
    Group Child Care Center(7-12 children)Criminal History CheckHealth InspectionFire Inspection$45.00/one time fee per individual$35.00/year$20.00/year
    Basic Child Care Facility(13 or more children)Criminal History CheckHealth InspectionFire Inspection$45.00/one time fee per individual$35.00/year$20.00/year
    Optional License:Certified Group Child Care FacilityCriminal History CheckFire Inspection$45.00/one time fee per individual$20.00/year

    Fire safety standards within the Idaho law require a staff-to-child ratio of:

    1 : 6 for children 18 months or younger 1:12 for children from 18 months to five years of age 1:18 for children five years of age and older

     

     

     

    Idaho Child Care Associations:

    Idaho Association for the Educations of Young Children – Idaho AEYC

    North Idaho Family Child Care Association – NIFCCA

    Free Report:
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