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Kentucky Daycare License Requirements

Worker requirements

Must be at least 18.

Provider / Child Ratio

Age RangeRatio For Center-based Care
6 weeks(5:1)
9 months(5:1)
18 months(6:1)
27 months(10:1)
3 years(12:1)
4 years(14:1)
5 & 6years(15:1)
7 years and older(20:1)
7 years and older(25:1) In part-day programs for school-age children, the ratio for children 7 years of age and older is 25:1 with a maximum group size of 30.
Age RangeRatio For Small Family Child Care Homes
Number of Children Allowed:4-6 (plus 4 children related toprovider)
Maximum Number of Children to One Provider:Up to 10, with 4 children relatedto the provider
Provider’s Own Children Counted:Yes, if under age 6
Maximum Number of Infants/Toddlers to One Provider:4 under 1-yr
Age RangeRatio For Large Family Child Care Homes
Number of Children Allowed:7-12
Ratio of Children to One Provider:5:1 for under age 1-yr6:1 for 1-2-yrs10:1 for 2-3 yrs12:1 for 3-4 yrs14:1 for 4-5 yrs15:1 for 5-7 yrs
Provider’s Own Children Counted:Yes, if care is provided to them

 

Office of Inspector General

Division of Licensed Child Care
C.H.R. Building
275 East Main Street, 5E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2888
Fax: 502-564-6546
Web site: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dcc/

For certification of Family Child Care homes serving 4-6 children. No certification needed for less than 4 children

Community Based Services
Division of Child Care
C.H.R. Building
275 East Main Street, 3C-F
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2524 & 800-421-1903
Fax: 502-564-3464
Web site: http://cfc.ky.gov/agencies/Comm_Base/Child_Care/index.asp

 

Certified child care home

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/100.htm

Regulation child care centers

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/922/002/090.htm

Kentucky Child Care Associations:

Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Educations – KAECE