The BENEFITS of Licensing

Many Utah families with young children are headed by a single parent or have both parents in the workplace. These families need child care to be self-sufficient. A safe and healthy early childhood setting is critical for both the parents' ability to work and the children's later school and economic success. Child Care Licensing (CCL) ensures the public good by enforcing foundational health and safety standards in child care facilities.

Utah Statute provides CCL the authority to establish and enforce rules under Title 26B, chapter 2, Part 4. These rules are evidence and research based and are intended to protect the health and safety of children.


CCL Mission

The mission of CCL is to support the child care community by protecting the health and safety of children in child care programs we oversee. This is accomplished by: establishing, monitoring, and assessing health and safety standards; training, guiding, and supporting providers in meeting the established standards; and providing the public with accurate information about child care standards, processes, and provider compliance history.

NARA (National Association for Regulatory Administration)

CCL adopted the NARA (National Association for Regulatory Administration) Code of Ethicsopens in a new tab, which requires staff to use their authority with integrity.

All children deserve a safe and healthy environment -- a quality place where they can develop their bodies and minds. Any child care program can use licensing as the foundation for quality.