Kansas Child Care Laws K.S.A. 65-501 through 65-524 and Lexi's Law Senate HB 2356 requires that anyone providing care for unrelated children in their home must be licensed. Exemptions exist for two conditions: first, if the children are immediately related to the provider; and second, if the provider is caring for two or less children, unrelated to the provider, for a combined total of less than 20 hours a week.
More information may be found at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website:http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/gen_info.html. Parents seeking family day care may find community specific information by calling Child Care Aware of Kansas @1-877-678-2548 or log on to www.ks.childcareaware.org
Child Care Licensing Application Packets and Forms may be found at the KDHE website via this link: http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/forms.html
How to Find the CHILDCARE LICENSING On-Line Application
The new on-line Application for Day Care can be found on the state child care website as follows:
1. Go to http://www.kdheks.gov
2. Click on the Public Health tab toward the top of the page.
3. Go to the Family Health box, near the middle right side of the white page and
click “Child Care Licensing.”
4. In the middle of the Child Care Licensing page, go to the box titled, “Child Care and Early
Education Portal.” Click on “Apply Online for a Child Care License.”
All child care applications new and renewal are to be completed on-line beginning June 1,2014. Tutorials and assistance are available at the website.
CHILD CARE COMPLAINTS OR CONCERNS:
Parents who have concerns about the quality of care their children are receiving or about someone who is caring for children and is not licensed or registered should contact Jamie Roberts, Child Care Licensing Specialist, (620) 342-4864, option 5, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To report your concern anonymously, visit www.flinthillshealth.org. If you feel your child has been neglected or physically, sexually, or mentally abused while in care, or by anyone else, immediately contact the 24 hour SRS hotline # 1-800-922-5330.