Childcare Licensing

Serving Reno and Harvey Counties

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Reno County seeks to ensure safe and healthy childcare facilities in Reno and Harvey Counties. We assist providers with education, resources and referral, code compliance and regulation navigation. Reno County works with partners and local stakeholders to increase childcare facilities while bolstering the quality of care in our communities.

Reno County receives a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This grant helps safeguard children from harm by:

  • establishing and enforcing the requirements for the operation of childcare facilities
  • increasing the state-wide availability of regulated facilities that meet or exceed standards
  • reducing predictable health and safety risks to children in childcare
  • providing consumer protection for children and families
  • providing public awareness of the need for quality childcare
  • conducting timely and accurate inspections. 

Updates to this page can occur frequently so we encourage you to check back in!!  


Local Yearly Fees

Childcare provider and facilities will be charged a local fee. This fee will be applied annually based on the anniversary date of the license. Notices will come the Reno County Health Department.  

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

Click here for payment options.


Finger print packet pick up options:

  • Email your name; the name of your facility; and your OCA#(s) to licensedchildcare@renogov.org
  • Call Childcare Licensing at (620) 694-2900, option 5 and provide your name; the name of your facility; and your OCA#(s). 
  • Fill out form located here

Both options you will receive a confirmation that your request has been received and a time will be verified with Michelle when you may come to the Health Department. 

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.


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.