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Welcome to the Utah Child Care Licensing Program!

Vision: Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.

Mission:To support working parents by protecting the health and safety of children in child care programs we oversee. This is accomplished by:

  • Establishing and assessing health and safety standards.
  • Training and supporting providers in meeting the established standards.
  • Providing the public with accurate information about these child care programs.



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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Utah, go to Child Care Licensing is not closing facilities due to the Coronavirus. Providers are to contact their local health department if a child or employee tests positive for the virus or may have been exposed to the virus. We will be running expedited background checks for emergency caregivers that may be needed to care for children. For now, fees and fingerprints are not required for background checks. Our office is currently closed for walk-ins and fingerprints will not be processed at the Highland Building. We will provide updates and instructions as needed and as new information becomes available. In coordination with Child Care Licensing, the Office of Child Care created the following Child Care and COVID-19 FAQ documents: Frequently Asked Questions for Parents; Frequently Asked Questions for Providers; Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses; and Frequently Asked Questions for Schools. The information in these documents will be updated frequently and you can check back regularly for the latest information.
Child Care Provider Bill of Rights
We are developing a Child Care Provider Bill of Rights and welcome your input. These will not be rules; it will be a document for providers. When complete, it will be added to the Interpretation Manuals. Please review the draft of the Child Care Provider Bill of Rights and email your comments to Simon at Thank you.
Emergency COVID-19 Conditions for Child Care Providers
In response to the multiple concerns about the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the need to protect the health and safety of our children in Utah, we sent the Emergency Conditions for Child Care Providers COVID-19 document to all child care providers.
Parent Letter
March 25, 2020 Webinar
March 27, 2020 Webinar
Proposed Licensed Family Rule Changes
The public comment period for the proposed Licensed Family Rule changes is from March 15, 2020 to April 14, 2020. To view the full text of the changes go to the Utah State Bulletin. Please note, the page numbers listed correspond with the page numbers printed on the document. In addition, only sections in each rule that contain a proposed change will appear in the bulletin. Comments to the rule must be emailed to or mailed to Child Care Licensing, PO Box 142003, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2003.

For confidentiality purposes, only the Program Administrator sees your comments.

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