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Child Care Licensing

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
​Nancy Jensen ​Supervisor Email Nancy ​(316) 268-8325
​Adrienne Ladd ​Surveyor
Email Adrienne ​(316) 268-8352
​Dianna Smith
​​Email Dianna​ ​(316) 268-8320​
​Jodi Evans Surveyor
​Email Jodi ​(316) 268-8383
​Tiffany Smith Surveyor
​Email Tiffany​ ​(316) 268-8384​
Beth Wolcott Surveyor
​Email Beth ​(316) 268-8323


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.


There is no class if date falls on a holiday.


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


​Orientation When​ ​Time ​​Fee​
​Licensed/Group Licensed Day Care Home
For those interested in providing child care in their home
​1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
​1:00-3:00pm ​$15
​Licensed/Group Licensed Day Care Home (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 Center/Preschool
For those interested in opening a Child Care Center or Preschool
​2nd Thursday of each month
​1:00-3:00pm ​$25
​School-age Program
For those interested in opening a School-age Program
​4th Tuesday of each month
​9:30-11:00am ​​$25​​

Home Daycare 101: Improving Your Environment and Getting Organized

When families seek child care, they look for safe, clean, positive environments and friendly, professional caregivers. Get your business on track and learn what surveyors expect during annual surveys. You will receive tips and tools to provide age-appropriate activities and regular routines for children, organize paperwork, manage finances, and build relationships with families. There are 101 ways to operate your business. Let us help you on your path to "No Violations" and satisifed customers.

Find out what surveyors look for during inspections. Develop age-appropriate environments and curriculum. Receive tips and tools for getting organized. Learn to build relationships with families. You are a professional!

A great opportunity for new and experienced providers.

​Class 2017 Dates​ ​Time ​​Fee​
​Home Daycare 101: Preparing Your Environment and Getting Organized
September 26th, 2017
​6:30-8:30pm ​$15

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