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
• 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 a.m. 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 at 316-621-4521.
Orientation classes will be held on Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 12, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20.