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
COVID-19 CCL Phase 4 Temporary Conditions
We are now in Phase 4 of our health and recovery plan. Child care providers are to adhere to the conditions outlined in the Phase 4 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter/Face 4 - Condiciones de Emergencia Temporales Para Proveedores. Child care providers are welcome to post or distribute the Parent Letter/Phase 4 - COVID-19 Carta a los Padres so parents are aware of these emergency conditions.Per the email sent on 11/20/2020, child care providers are not required to exclude a child from care if the child is unable to wear a face mask or refuses to wear a face mask at all times. Child care staff are to wear a face mask and regularly encourage children to wear face masks. Providers will not receive a violation if Child Care Licensing staff see a child without a face mask.
CCL Compliance Grant
To submit documents, such as receipts, for your grant, please save the document as a PDF and submit it through your Child Care Licensing Portal. Processing your grant application is a long process and multiple inquires about the status of your money delays that process. Please realize we are working through this process as quickly as possible and you will receive you money as soon as we complete the process.
New Home and Center Rules
The proposed home and center rules went into effect September 1, 2020. These rules can be found on the Rules and Requirements page.
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-19Frequently 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.
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.
For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Utah, go to coronavirus.utah.gov.
Proposed Rule Changes Summary (07/2020)
Proposed Rule Changes (07/2020)
Preschool Programs Draft Rules (02/2020)