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CHILD CARE LICENSING

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!

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Covid-19
End of CCL Phase 4

In conjunction with the Governor's plan, we lifted the temporary conditions listed in Phase 4. Providers are to continue to be in compliance with the rules or requirements for their facility type and with all local ordinances. Because the risks associated with Covid-19 are still a threat, we encourage providers to follow the CDC's Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19.

Background Checks

Beginning on May 1, 2021, all new covered individuals will need to fully clear the CCL background check prior to becoming involved with child care in your program. The Utah Department of Health Office of Background Processing and Security will no longer temporarily clear new covered individuals who are missing fingerprints or fingerprint fees.

Checking IDs

During inspections, licensors will ask to see a government-issued photo ID (or a copy of that ID) for each covered individual. This is to verify the identity of the covered individual and to ensure all covered individuals passed the background check.

COVID-19
Background Check Fees

Until June 30, 2021, DWS will continue paying the $20 Background Check Fee. This is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136).
Fingerprints and the $33.25 fingerprint processing fee are still required.

COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

COVID-19 Closures

To see the number of child care facilities closed due to COVID-19 and those that closed for reasons not related to Covid-19, go to the COVID-19 Closure Report. This report is updated daily.

COVID-19
Utah Updates

For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Utah, go to coronavirus.utah.gov.


ARCHIVED INFORMATION

CCL Phase 4 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (11/2020)

Disinfection letter from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (11/2020)

From Surviving to Thriving - Creating a Way Forward in Challenging Times (a free video series) (08/2020)

Proposed Rule Changes Summary (07/2020)

Proposed Rule Changes (07/2020)

CCL Phase 3 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (05/2020)

CCL Phase 2 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (04/2020)

Child Care Provider Bill of Rights (05/2020)

CCL Phase 1 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (03/2020)

Preschool Programs Draft Rules (02/2020)


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