Child Care Provider Starter Kit

Child Care Provider

The Child Care Provider Starter Kit includes information for getting started as a child care provider in Kansas.  The kit is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice and should not be taken as such.  If you have any legal or tax questions, please consult an attorney, accountant, or business counselor for additional guidance. In addition to the information provided below, review the steps necessary for Starting a Business in Kansas.


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides information about starting or growing as a child care provider.  Please visit http://www.kdheks.gov

For information about child care training please visit:

The Federal Office of Child Care, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has a number of resources for child care providers including information about funding for starting or improving a day care center.  More information is available at:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov

Related Documents & Forms

For information about required background checks for child care providers please visit: http://www.kdheks.gov

Additional resources for child care providers can be found at: http://www.kdheks.gov

Licenses and Permits

You can register for an account and submit a Child Care Licensing Application at: