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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.

NOTICE: The proposed fee increase will NOT be presented at the City Council meeting on November 13, 2018 and has not been rescheduled at this time.  Please check back for more information.

Staff Directory

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

Preregistration

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

No reservations, payments, or cancellations will be accepted the day of 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.

No substitutions are allowed in class attendance.

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

Children are NOT allowed.​​

Class Location

Classes are held in the auditorium at the City of Wichita Environmental Health building.

1900 E 9th St N
Wichita, KS 672​​​14

Child Care Orientation Class

​Orientation When​ ​Time ​​Fee​
​Licensed & Group Day Care Homes
For those interested in providing child care in their home
​1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
​1:00-3:00pm ​$15
​Licensed & Group Day Care HomesNEW!
For those interested in providing child care in their home
Saturdays:
November 17, 2018
December 15, 2018
​9:00-11:00am ​$15
Licensed & Group Day Care Homes (Spanish)
For those primarily Spanish-speaking persons interested in providing child care in their home
​2nd Tuesday of each month
​1:00-3:00pm ​$15
​Child Care Centers & Preschools
For those interested in opening a Child Care Center or Preschool
​2nd Thursday of each month
​1:00-3:00pm ​$25
​School-age Programs
For those interested in opening a School-age Program
​4th Tuesday of each month
​9:30-11:00am ​​$25​​

Frequently Asked Questions