Childcare Licensing

FAQ for Child Care Facilities Licensed by KDHE Updated 4/13/2020: 

KDHE PDF 04-13-2020 

Finger print packet pick up options during COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • Email your name; the name of your facility; and your OCA#(s) to
  • Call Darcy Basye at (620) 259-8440 and provide your name; the name of your facility; and your OCA#(s). 

Both options you will receive a confirmation that your request has been received and a time will be verified with Darcy when you may come to the Health Department. NOTE: Health Departments temporary hours are M-F 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Updated Provider Guidelines & FAQ: Interim Guidance For Child Care Facilities UPDATED 3/19/20

COVID-19 Response - Interim Guidance Child care Facilities Licensed by KDHE 03-03-2020 can be found here.

Local updates from the Health Department regarding COVID-19 can be found by clicking here: COVID-19.

Kaleidoscope is currently postponed. Watch for further updates!

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is pleased to announce the adoption of amended regulations for licensed day care homes and group day care homes (K.A.R. 28-4-114a and 28-4-118) and for preschools and child care centers (K.A.R. 28-4-428 and 28-4-428a). The amended regulations were posted in the Kansas Register on April 27, 2017 and will be effective May 12, 2017.

Updated information including a copy of the Kansas Register containing the adopted regulations is available on the Child Care Licensing website. You may also register for a webinar on the website.

Orientation Classes-PLEASE NOTE-classes are currently postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interested in being a childcare provider? Come to the childcare orientation class at the Reno County Health Department on the first Thursday of the month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Reserve your spot by calling 620-694-2900. Ask for Kris. Cost is $20 for the class. This class is offered for adults only, please.

Reminder: State law requires childcare to be given in regulated facilities.

To register, email Kris Stafford.

Local Yearly Fees

  • $30 for group and home day care
  • $60 for centers and preschools

Emergency Preparedness for Childcare

All providers are required to have professional development training including Health and Safety, Pediatric First Aid, and CPR. All training is to be KDHE approved.

Types of Childcare Facilities & Regulations

Childcare concerns should be referred to the Reno County Health Department

If you have any concerns about a child’s care at a daycare or center please call Kris Stafford, at 620-694-2900.