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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