Daycare License Requirements for Utah

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old with a HS diploma or GED.

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    Toddlers (under 2 years old)(1:4)
    2 years(1:7)
    3 years(1:12)
    4 years(1:15)
    5 years(1:20)


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6)[of which no more than 2 children may be less than 2 years old; if all children are 2 and older, then 6 children plus 2 school age children may be cared for, but if one child is under age 2, then 6 children plus 1 school age child may be cared for][all ratios include the caregiver’s own children under age 6 and those who have not completed kindergarten]


    Department of Health
    Office of Child Care Licensing
    P.O. Box 142003
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2003
    Phone: 801-538-6152
    Fax: 801-538-9259
    Web site:

    Utah Child Care Associations:

    Utah Private Child Care Association – UPCCA


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