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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) supplemental funds allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) will be used to provide financial support to child care providers throughout the state of Kansas. The Kansas Department for Children and Families is partnering with KDHE to offer support to child care providers by waiving the application and background check fees beginning September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023. Comprehensive background check fees will be paid for all currently licensed providers and new affiliates (individuals living, working, or volunteering in a facility). All application fees will be paid. If you have questions, please call 785-296-1270 or email

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NOTICE - Child Care Operations Related to COVID-19

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) supports continuity of operations for licensed child care facilities at this time (centers, preschools, day care homes and school age programs). Child care facilities may continue to accept new enrollees in accordance with the terms of their license. However, depending on the unique and changing situations of each community, local public health officers may implement more restrictive guidance and provisions for child care facilities, up to and including closure, within their authority and jurisdiction. In addition, child care providers may independently decide to temporarily close based on their own situation.

Child care facilities/providers should direct all questions to their local child care surveyor. Surveyors will coordinate efforts and communication with local public health officials to provide guidance based on the rapidly changing situation at the community level. It is very important that you obtain information and guidance specific to your situation at the local level.

FYI: KDHE has posted FAQs and guidance for licensed child care facilities on the KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center. The CDC website and COVID-19 Resource Center have guidance for a variety of settings as well as individuals and families.

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Please report the temporary facility closure due to COVID-19 and/or reopening of a facility by clicking the applicable link below:

Click here to report the temporary closure of your child care due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Click here to report the reopening of your child care facility after being closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 200
Topeka, KS  66612-1274
(785) 296-1270
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