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Division of Regulated Child Care

Kim Roush, Director
Greg Davidson, Assistant Director

Phone: (502) 564-7962
Fax: (502) 564-9350

The Division of Regulated Child Care is responsible for licensing and investigating complaints against child day care programs, residential child caring facilities and child-placing agencies. The division also is responsible for certifying and investigating complaints against certified family child care homes. 

To apply for a license to operate a child care center, residential child caring facility, a child-placing agency or a certification for a certified child care home please contact the Division of Regulated Child Care at  (502) 564-7962.

Child care centers can be licensed as either Type I centers or Type II center/home. If care is provided in a dwelling for 13 or more children or in a non-dwelling for four or more children, the center is a Type I. If care is provided in a dwelling (which is your home) for up to 12 children, the fcenter/home is considered a Type II. The fee for initial licensing for both Type I and Type II centers is $50. The annual license renewal fee is $25. The licensing fee for residential child caring and child-placing facilities is $100 for initial licensing and $50 for the annual renewal.

The certification fee for a certified family child care home is $10.

The regional offices of the Division of Regulated Child Care are responsible for conducting on-site visits of all licensed child care centers and certified homes in the state to determine compliance with applicable licensing and certification regulations. Complaints concerning these centers and certified homes are investigated by regional office staff.

General Information

To find out how to report a complaint against a licensed child care center or a certified home, please follow link to Complaint Information.

Documents needed to become a licensed child care provider/certified family child care provider:

Application for Licensed Child Care Provider

Application for Certified Family Child Care Provider

It is important to remember a license for a child care center cannot not be sold or transferred to another person, association or organization.

A change of ownership requires written notification to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval prior to implementation. If a person, association or organization takes over the ownership of a child care center without Cabinet approval, the child care center is considered to be illegal. The Cabinet will take action to cease the operation of any child care center operating without a license.

To apply for a license to operate a residential child caring facility or child placing agency, see Forms.

Regulations for the child caring and child placing facilities and agencies regulated by the Division of Regulated Child Care:

Child Caring (residential) Child Placing Licensure Regulations

Residential Child Caring Facilities Regulations

Standards

Emergency Shelter

Residential Facilities

Wilderness Camp Program

Levels of Care and Payment

New

Inspection Tool for Child Caring 922 KAR 1:300 

Child Placing Agencies Regulations

Standards

Levels of Care and Payment

Foster/Adoptive Parents Background Checks

Independent Adoptions

Inspection Tool

Inspection Tool for Child Placing 922 KAR 1:310 

New

The Office of Inspector General, Division of Regulated Child Care, Child Caring/Child Placing Branch is piloting a new project. Child Caring/Child Placing will be the first division of OIG to use registered e-mail services.

This service is being piloted as a cost saving venture for both OIG and providers. It is our hope with your help that we can roll out this project in April.

Our first step is to verify information which includes a contact name, e-mail address and phone number for your organization. Your contact should be the designated person who reviews and responds to e-mail that may include: licenses, re-licensure information, investigations and other OIG documents.

Please contact Melissa Moore to update contact information including: contact name,  e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. If you have questions please contact Melissa Moore at (502)564-7962.

Regional Offices

Child-Caring/Child-Placing Enforcement Branch

(Group Homes, Institutions, Private Foster Care Agencies and Private Adoption Agencies)
Melissa Moore, Regional Program Manager (statewide)

275 E. Main St., 5E-F
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-7962
Fax: (502) 564-9350

Regulated Child Care
Western Enforcement Region
Felisa Coleman, Regional Program Manager
Western State Hospital
2400 Russellville Road
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 889-6052
Fax: (270) 889-6088 or (270) 889-6089

Regulated Child Care
Northern Enforcement Region
Ideisha Bellamy, Regional Program Manager
L&N Building, 10-W
908 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: (502) 595-5781
Fax: (502) 595-3085

Regulated Child Care
Southern Enforcement Region
Susan Hayes, Regional Program Manager
116 Commerce Ave.
London, KY 40744
Phone: (606) 330-2030
Fax: (606) 330-2056

Regulated Child Care
Eastern Enforcement Region
Betty J. Short, Regional Program Manager
3470 Blazer Parkway, Suite 300
Lexington, Ky. 40509
Phone: (859) 246-2301
Fax: (859) 246-2768

DRCC Directories

Listings for all licensed child care centers, certified family child care homes

New  Public Child Care Provider Search    

Listings for all licensed child caring/placing facilities and agencies

Child Caring Facilities Directory                                                                (Group Homes/Institutions)

Child Placing Agencies Directory                                                              (Private Adoption/Private Foster Care)

Parent Resources

 

Regulations for Child Care Centers and Homes
 

Licensed Child Care Center Regulations (effective March & April 2013)

090reg Child-care center licensure

110reg Child-care center provider requirements

120reg Child-care center health and safety standards

190reg Civil Penalties

Certified Family Child Care Home  Regulations (effective March 2013)

100reg Certification of family child-care homes

 


Last Updated 4/14/2014
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