Daycare License Requirements for Oklahoma

    Worker Requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old and have a HS diploma or GED or be in the process of receiving a GED for a period not to exceed 12 months.


    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    0 – 9 months(1:4) [maximum group size – 8]
    10 – 23 months(1:6) [maximum group size – 12]
    2 years(1:8) [maximum group size – 16]
    3 years(1:12) [maximum group size – 24]
    4 and 5 years(1:15) [maximum group size – 30]
    6 years and over(1:20) [maximum group size – 40]


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    Provider may care for:1) Maximum of 7 children (the number includes the provider’s own children under 5 years of age) and not more than 2 children under age 2 years.2) Maximum number of 6 children with 3 under age 2.3) Maximum number of 5 children with 4 or 5 under the age of 2 years.


    Department of Human Services
    Division of Child Care
    Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
    P.O. Box 25352
    Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352
    Phone: 405-521-3561
    Toll free: 800-347-2276
    Fax: 405-522-2564
    Web site:


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