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.
- Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule Changes
- The Division of Administrative Rules has published proposed Child Care Licensing rule changes. The public comment period for the changes is December 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. To see the changes, go to the Utah State Bulletin. The changes to the R381-60 Hourly Child Care Center rule begin on page 99; the changes to the R381-70 Out of School Time Programs rule begin on page 108; the changes to R381-100 Child Care Centers rule begin on page 117; the changes to the R430-8 Exemptions fron Child Care Licensing rule begin on page 137; the changes to the R430-50 Residential Certificate Child Care rule begin on page 142; and the changes to the R430-90 Licensed Family Child Care rule begin on page 150. Please note that these are the page numbers printed on the document and that only the rule sections with proposed changes are in the bulletin. Comments must be submitted in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Child Care Licensing, PO Box 142003, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-2003.
- Improved Access to CCL Portal
- To improve accessibility to the Child Care Licensing (CCL) portal, streamline the portal services, and be in compliance with state security policies, the CCL portal is to be accessed through the Child Care Licensing Utah ID. The Care About Child Care (CAC) link does not work. For instructions to create a login, go to How to Create Your CCL Portal Login.
- No Live Scan Fingerprints at CAC Agencies
- The Care About Child Care Agencies no longer have working LiveScan machines for fingerprint submission. There are numerous LiveScan machines throughout the state. A list can be found at Some Fingerprinting Locations. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other locations close to you.
- No Hard Copy Fingerprint Cards
- Effective Effective October 1, 2019, the Office of Background Processing and Security will not accept hard copy fingerprint cards. Fingerprints must be submitted via a LiveScan machine. The only exception to this will be when there is no LiveScan machine within 40 miles of the facility. When this is the case, hard copy fingerprint cards with the $12 per card fee can be submitted. This decision was made to reduce the risks of having an individual's confidential information sent through the mail and to improve the quality of fingerprints. LiveScan machines produce better quality fingerprints, which reduces the possibility of fingerprints being rejected and causing a delay in the background check process. There are numerous LiveScan machines throughout the state. A list can be found at Some Fingerprinting Locations. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other locations close to you.