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Child Care Licensing - Protecting Children...Preserving Their World

The Child Care Licensing staff evaluates, investigates and educates Child Care facilities and providers in Licensed Day Care Homes, Group Licensed Day Care Homes, Child Care Centers, Preschools and School Age Programs in Wichita, and throughout Sedgwick County. This program's responsibility is to ensure the local City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Ordinances, Kansas State Laws, and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) regulations are met so that all children are safe and healthy in out-of-home child care.

Child Care Licensing staff also investigates complaints of unregulated child care or complaints of unsafe or non-compliant conditions in regulated facilities. This program does not regulate Foster Care or other programs that operate 24 hours a day.

Staff Directory

​Name ​Job Title ​Email ​Phone
​Adrienne Ladd Supervisor
Email Adrienne ​(316) 268-8352
​Dianna Smith
Surveyor
​​Email Dianna​ ​(316) 268-8320​
​Jodi Tole Surveyor
​Email Jodi ​(316) 268-8383
​Tiffany Smith Surveyor
​Email Tiffany​ ​(316) 268-8384​
Beth Drinnen Surveyor
​Email Beth ​(316) 268-8323

Child Care Orientation Class Information

Registration

Preregistration and payment must be completed prior to 5:00 pm the day BEFORE the scheduled class.

No registrations, payments, or cancellations will be accepted the day of the scheduled class.

Substitutions must be arranged with our office by 5:00 pm the day before the scheduled class.

Call (316) 268-8351 to register.

Holidays

There is no class if date falls on a holiday.

Payment

Cash, money orders, checks or credit card payments can be accepted.

No refunds are given.​

What You Need to Bring

Your photo ID is required at sign-in. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Class begins promptly at the scheduled time.

Bring a pen, paper, jacket/sweater (room temperature varies).

Children are NOT allowed.​​

Class Location

Classes are held either in the auditorium or the conference room at the Sedgwick County Health Department building. At 1900 E 9th Street, Wichita, KS 67214.

Starting in January 2021, classes will be held at the Child Advocacy Center at 1211 S Emporia, Wichita, KS 67211.


News for Licensed Providers

It's official!  The local child care licensing office has moved to the 7th floor at City Hall!  We are set up and enjoyng our new space!  Our office is on the east side of the 7th floor.  If you need assistance or plan on coming to our office for any reason, please call first.  To visit City Hall you may park at a meter on the south side or you can utilize the public parking lot for a small fee.  The parking attendant will issue a ticket to you upon entry.  You are required to wear a face mask and maintain atleast 6 feet between yourself and others while in the building.  There is an information desk on the first floor where you will check in.  A child care licensing staff person will come down to assist you.   As always, if you need information or assistance please feel free to call or email your surveyor (see contact information above).  If we are unable to take your call, leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible.  

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Licensed Day Care Homes
The State fee is $85 (payable to KDHE). The local fee is $88 (payable to City of Wichita).

Group Licensed Day Care Homes
The State fee is $87 (payable to KDHE). The local fee is $99 (payable to City of Wichita).