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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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CCL Compliance Grant -
Round 2

Round 2 of the CCL Compliance Grant will be released Monday, September 28, 2020 and will remain open until October 23, 2020 at 5:00 MDT.
The application is a Google Form that will be mailed to you on opening day. You can review the Sample Application and gather the information you will need to complete the official application in one sitting.
You can also review the Score Sheet to help you with the application process.
You will need to do the following to be eligible for grant money:

  • If you don't have one, obtain a number from Data Universal Number System (a DUNS number).
  • After you receive your number, register it with
  • Complete and submit a W-9 through your Child Care Licensing Portal. Make sure the information you enter matches the information on record with the IRS. If you are part of an organization, have the form signed by the person authorized to sign forms for your organization.
  • Submit the name, phone number, and email of the person responsible for your financial information to the Process Specialist for your provider type.
If you have any questions, please contact your licensor.

Proposed Rules are Now Effective

The proposed rules went into effect September 1, 2020. These rules can be found on the Rules and Requirements page.

CCL Fee Adjustments -
Effective July 1, 2020

As passed in H.B. 8 in the 2020 General Legislative Session, the New and Renewal Licensing Fee increase is from $31 to $62. As passed in S.B. 5001 in the 2020 Fifth General Legislative Session, the Background Check Fee increase is from $18 to $20. Due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136), the background check fee will continue to be waived until further notice.

Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting

It's more important than ever to properly and safely clean and disinfect surfaces in your facility. The Utah APPLEETREE Program and the Utah Department of Health created a Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting Webinar and Safe Cleaning and Disinfecting Document with information to help you with this important task.

CCL Phase 3 Temporary Conditions

We are now in Phase 3 of our health and recovery plan. Child care providers are to adhere to the conditions outlined in the Phase 3 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter or Carta Para Los Proveedores, Fase 3, Condiciones Temporales de Emergencia. Child care providers are welcome to post or distribute the Parent Letter or the Carta Para Los Padres so parents are aware of these emergency conditions. For more information, you can listen to the CCL Phase 3 Webinar.

CCL Updates

For now, the $20 background check fee is not required. Fingerprints and the $33.25 fingerprint processing fee are required.

We have Recommendations from Child Care Licensing About Face Masks for Utah Child Care. Please read this document and feel free to share it.

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.

CCL Temporary COVID-19 Closures

To see the number of child care facilities that have temporarily closed due to COVID-19, go to the COVID-19 Temporary Closure Report. This report is updated daily.

Utah Updates

For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Utah, go to


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 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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