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12:00 PM – 12:15 PM and 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
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The Child Care Licensing Online Provider Access Portal may experience system outages Sunday mornings between 6:00am and noon to allow for system maintenance.

Please note: You will need to create a new online provider account to access the Portal.

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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

For instructions on how to submit your renewal application, please click your program type below:

Click here to access the Child Care Licensing CLARIS Online Provider Portal