Online Child Care Licensing Application
Online Provider Portal
Use this link to leave the KDHE website and access the provider portal. The portal allows you to: submit a new licensing application to KDHE; renew your license with KDHE; and at any time add or remove individuals (affiliates) reported to KDHE who reside, work, or volunteer at the facility. The online application offers the option to enroll with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) to serve families receiving child care subsidy. Visit the DCF Child Care Subsidy website for more information.
Portal and Application Instructions
Online Application Instructions (pdf)
Information about the portal, system requirements, and basic tips for registering and completing the online application.
*Additional documentation required to be submitted with a Child Care Center (pdf), Preschool (pdf), School Age (pdf), and Drop-In Program application (pdf) Provides detailed information about other documents needed for processing the application (Ex: floor plan, description of services, etc.). Processing cannot be completed without the documentation.
Online Renewal Application Instructions (pdf)
Guides you through submitting a renewal application. Renewal applications may be submitted online up to 90 days before the renewal date (expiration date printed on the license). Owners renewing are required to enter the person or organization ID number provided by KDHE in the renewal packet.
Online Initial (New) Application Instructions (pdf)
Guides you through submitting a new application: never licensed, changing owners, changing program type (EX: licensed day care home to group day care home), existing facility moving to a new location. Review licensing options and requirements for programs on the Child Care Licensing website.
Modify Affiliates Instructions (pdf)
Guides you through modifying affiliates (adding, removing, and updating any person 10 years of age or older residing, working, or volunteering at the facility). Regulation requires affiliates be submitted to KDHE as part of any new or renewal application. New affiliates must be submitted within one week. Affiliate updates may be made at any time throughout the year.
Forgot Your Password Instructions (pdf)
Guides you through obtaining a temporary password and creating a new password.
Find Your Local Child Care Licensing Surveyor
Questions related to regulations, licensing options, attending an orientation, submitting an application.
Contact KDHE Child Care Licensing
Questions related to accessing the Provider Portal, reporting technical problems, and entering information on the application.