Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
Federal Mandate Requires National Criminal History Record Checks - Fingerprints for All Child Care Workers: Here are the Requirements and Instructions:
In Nebraska, anyone who provides child care to four or more children from different families must be licensed as a child care provider. There are five license types: Family Child Care Home I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Center, Preschool, and School-Age-Only Center.
A licensee (owner of the program) must notify the Department and complete the required paperwork when there is a change of:
When amending an application please go to the appropriate Amendment to an Application documents in the Forms section for the application and instructions.
The fee must be received before a license will be issued.
License fees are non-refundable.
Fees must be paid by check or money order. Cash is not acceptable.
Please mail fees to:
DHHS Licensure UnitChildren's Services LicensingPO Box 94986Lincoln NE 68509-4986
For information specific to your license type, please visit the page for that license type.
Compliance Reviews are completed whenever Child Care Licensing conducts an inspection or investigates a complaint at a licensed child care or preschool facility. Compliance Reviews are available to the public.
Requests can be made to:
When making a request, please provide:
Nebraska State Office Building301 Centennial Mall South14th & M Streets, 1st FloorLincoln NE 68508Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on federal holidays