Health department to host child care licensing orientation Dec. 14

Douglas County residents who are interested in learning more about operating a child care are encouraged to attend a licensing orientation meeting at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the first floor meeting room at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

The meeting will provide information regarding licensing of family day care homes. Kansas law 65-501 requires that homes be licensed or have a temporary permit when child care is provided away from the child’s own home for one or two children more than 20 hours a week (total time) or for three or more children.

Total time is determined by adding together the time each child is cared for weekly. Licensing is not required when a family member provides care for a relative.

To register for the orientation, call the health department at 843-3060.

Tagged: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, child care

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