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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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Proposed Rule Changes
Public Comment Period

The public comment period for proposed changes to center, home, and exemption rules is from July 2, 2020 to July 31, 2020. The Child Care Licensing Proposed Rule Changes document contains a summary of the new rule changes.

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.

From Surviving to Thriving -
Creating a Way Forward in Challenging Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has called all early childhood educators to muster their courage and strength like never before. Exchange Press, in collaboration with Hinge Early Education Brokers and Video Active Productions, created this free video series. Each video has inspiration, support, and practical advice from experts to help you navigate the rough waters of this crisis.

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

We are running expedited background checks for covered individuals. For now, fees and fingerprints are not required for background checks. Our office is currently closed for walk-ins and fingerprints are not being processed at the Highland Building.

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

CDC Information

The CDC published the following Supplemental Guidance for child care programs that have remained open.

Training Webinars in Spanish

Home Providers - We now have some training webinars in Spanish. Go to Home Rules Training Schedule to see the schedule and to register.


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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