Licensing Process

  • Any person, group of persons or corporation may obtain an application form for a license to operate a child care center by contacting the Department of Human Resources.
  • An application for a license to operate a child care center shall be made to the Department of Human Resources on the required form(s) and shall contain all information requested on the form(s).
  • An application for a license is not transferable from one person, group of persons, or corporation to another or from one location to another.
  • After receipt of the completed application, a representative of the Department of Human Resources will examine the premises proposed for the center and will investigate the person(s) responsible for the center.
  • The examination and investigation will be based on the minimum standards and regulations as prescribed and published by the Department.
  • When minimum standards for the operation of a center have been met, a license will be issued.
  • If an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant of the decision in writing, indicating the reason(s) for the denial.
  • The applicant may withdraw the application either verbally or in writing.