Childcare Licensing

The purpose of regulating child care facilities is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while in out of home settings.

Public regulation represents a basic level of protection for all children. Further, effective public regulation provides basic consumer protection.

Applications and Licensing

Individuals wishing to provide childcare in the State of Kansas must be licensed through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Learn more about the Child Care Licensing Application.

Before applying, applicants are required to participate in an orientation provided by the Seward County Health Department's Child Care Surveyor. See online application here.


Learn more about Regulations for Licensed Daycare Homes and Centers.