Licensure (depending on the number of children in care) is required regardless of the motivation for providing care, and whether or not there is advertisement of or payment of services

Child care licensing is required to protect the health, safety, and welfare of children receiving care away from their parents and home.  Licensure (depending on the number of children in care) is required regardless of the motivation for providing care, and whether or not there is advertisement of or payment of services. The essential fact is that a child or children receive care away from their own homes. KDHE contracts with the Butler County Health Department to provide local regulatory services for:

Child Care Centers

Group Day Care Homes

Head Start Centers

Licensed Day Care Homes

Preschools

School Age Programs

For those interested in opening a child care facility the first step is to attend an orientation class.  Home-based orientation classes are held on a monthly basis.  Pre-registration is not required and there is no fee for the class. 

The classes begin at 9:00 am and are located at the Butler County Health Department - El Dorado location.  Below are the calendar dates for 2013.  To verify orientation class schedule or for further information please contact Jamie Downs. 

January 18

February 15

March 15

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 12

August 16

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 20

All other facility orientations are by appointment only by contact Ytevia at 316-621-4517.