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.

LICENSING IS THE FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY!

WHAT'S NEW? ...AND MORE.

Proposed Changes to Home and Center Rules
The Division of Administrative Rules has published proposed Child Care Licensing rule changes. Those proposed changes are open for public comment from 4/15/2018 until 5/15/2018. To view the full text of the proposed rule changes, go to rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2018/b20180415.pdf. Once there, scroll down to R381 rules for centers or R430 rules for homes. The purpose of these changes is to clarify some rule language, to add needed rules, and to delete some unnecessary rules, so changes in statute, federal requirements, and rule committee and department decisions can take effect. Comments to the rules must be submitted in writing via email to: childcarelicensing@utah.gov, or by mail to: Child Care Licensing, P.O. Box 142003, SLC, UT 84114-2003.
Want to be a member of one of our committees?
The Residential Advisory Committee and the Center Licensing Committee need new members. There are openings for a pediatrician, a licensed family child care provider, a residential certificate child care provider, a child care center owner, a child development expert, and an architect. If you are interested, please complete and submit the Child Care Licensing Program Committee Application or contact Jacqueline Macias at (801)273-2904 or jmacias@utah.gov.
Proposed Changes to License Exempt Rules
The Division of Administrative Rules has published proposed Child Care Licensing rule changes. Those proposed changes are open for public comment from 4/15/2018 until 5/15/2018. To view the full text of the proposed rule changes, go to rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2018/b20180415.pdf. Once there, scroll down to R430-08 Exemptions from Child Care Licensing. This rule was rewritten. The purpose is to clarify the rule language, to add needed rules, and to delete some unnecessary rules, so changes in statute, federal requirements, and department decisions can take effect. Comments to the rules must be submitted in writing via email to: childcarelicensing@utah.gov, or by mail to: Child Care Licensing, P.O. Box 142003, SLC, UT 84114-2003.
The new rules were effective 12-28-2017.
Here are the rules for each facility type.
Centers
Hourly Center
Out of School Time Programs
Licensed Family
Residential Certificate

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