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News & Updates

Fee Coverage

The Department for Children and Families beginning September 2021 will cover 100% of the costs for applications and background check fees for approximately two years. Please note, the fees are not waived but covered though funds from Child Care & Development Block Grant supplemental funds allocated by American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. After the period has expired, the facility will be responsible again for all fees.

  • What does this mean?
    • All Initial, Renewal and SAP Amendment fees will be covered for the applicant. 
    • All comprehensive background checks fees will be covered for new applicants and new affiliates added.  
    • This information has been updated in the Provider Portal and will go into production for new applicants and renewals beginning 9/1/2021.
    • Start up stipend info (PDF)


Fee Coverage

The Department for Children and Families beginning September 2021 will cover 100% of the costs for applications and background check fees for approximately two years. Please note, the fees are not waived but covered though funds from Child Care & Development Block Grant supplemental funds allocated by American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. After the period has expired, the facility will be responsible again for all fees.

  • What does this mean?
    • All Initial, Renewal and SAP Amendment fees will be covered for the applicant. 
    • All comprehensive background checks fees will be covered for new applicants and new affiliates added.  
    • This information has been updated in the Provider Portal and will go into production for new applicants and renewals beginning 9/1/2021.
    • Start up stipend info (PDF)


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Department

Childcare Licensing Office

Address

209 W 2nd Avenue Hutchinson, KS 67501

Phone

620-694-2900

Directions

Childcare Licensing Page



Upcoming Training: 

The first Thursday of every month, from 2-5 p.m.

at the Reno County Health Department. 

Childcare Provider Orientation Class



June


Saturday, June 29th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

(The First 90 minutes are for Home Providers and the last 90 minutes are for Centers & Preschools)

No pre-registration required. Only attend one session for your facility type. 
Join the Zoom Meeting




July


Monday, July 1st, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

(Home Providers)

No pre-registration required. Only attend one session for your facility type. 
Join the Zoom Meeting



Tuesday, July 2nd, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

(Centers & Preschools)

No pre-registration required. Only attend one session for your facility type.
Join the Zoom Meeting