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Child Care Licensing
General Overview
The Shawnee County Health Agency’s (SCHA) Child Care Licensing program works to ensure state regulations are enforced at child care facilities in Shawnee County. SCHA staff also conduct complaint investigations on currently licensed facilities and on those facilities that are not regulated or providing illegal care, according to the statue K.S.A. 65-501, when reported. Assistance is provided to help child care facilities meet all state and local requirements.

Information on any required trainings, annual renewal training, or potential resources can be found here and are provided during orientation. If SCHA staff provide trainings, there may be fees associated, and we be made known during promotion of the training.

Licensing fees are based on the size and type of facility. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has licensing fees, which can be found in the state regulation books for the specific type of child care you are looking to run. In addition, SCHA has licensing fees which can be found below in the helpful document, "Shawnee County Sample Fee Structure". The specific fees are also provided at the orientation.

Helpful Documents
Shawnee County Sample Fee Structure

Shawnee County Operating Certificate to provide child care in Shawnee County

Information on providing child care

Contact Us
SCHD Childcare Licensing

1515 NW Saline St., Ste 221
Topeka, KS 66618

Ph: (785) 251-2455

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please Note:
Services are provided in the childcare facility.

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