Q: How do I find a child care provider for my child?
A: Call the Child Care Aware of Kansas Child Care Hotline at 1-877-678-2548.
Q: How do I make a complaint or voice concerns about a child care provider?
A: Call the local child care licensing office at (316) 268-8351.
Q: How can I find out compliance history or if there are complaints about a licensed home or facility?
A: Visit the KDHE website and check the Child Care and Early Education Portal to look at the history of any child care facility.
Or contact KDHE by telephone at (785) 296-1270 to complete an open records request.
Q: What do I need to do to open child care in my home?
A: The first step is to attend a Child Care Home Orientation.
Q: What are the annual/renewal fees?
A: Licensed Day Care Home - The KDHE fee is $85. The local fee is $65 (payable to City of Wichita).
Group Licensed Day Care Home- The KDHE fee is $87. The local fee is $70 (payable to City of Wichita).
Child Care Center fees: The KDHE fee is $75.00 plus $1 for each child included in the license capacity as printed on the license. Local fees are based on license capacity.
Q: What is a Home Occupation License and why do I need it?
A: If you reside in the city limits of Wichita, local city ordinance requires all home businesses to obtain a Home Occupation License. Contact Metro Area Building & Construction to obtain the Home Occupation License. For those residing outside of Wichita city limits, check with your local city hall to determine your local ordinances related to a Home Occupation License.
Q: What will the surveyor be looking for when she comes to my home for my survey?
A: The surveyor will be making sure all KDHE regulations are being followed.
Using the Provider Self Evaluation Checklist will help you keep your home in compliance with the regulations.
Q: How do I get a fire inspection for my home?
A: Have your home ready for the inspection by following the Home Daycare Check Sheet.
In Wichita, contact the City of Wichita Fire Prevention Dept at (316) 268-4441.
Outside of Wichita, contact the Kansas State Fire Marshal at (785) 296-3401.
Q: How do I find the Fire Life Safety Agreement?
A: The Fire Life Safety Agreement is at the Kansas State Fire Marshal website.
Q: How do I open a Child Care Center?
A: The first step is to attend a Child Care Center Orientation.