How to Apply for a Child Care or Preschool License

Child Care

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Step 3 - Submit application and related information

Submit the application and ALL information for the type of care you intend to provide, along with the required fee. The application includes instructions and a list of required information.

Step 4 - Provisional License

You will be issued a Provisional License for the first year of operation if Children's Services Licensing determines that:
  • All required information has been submitted 
  • You are in compliance with all regulations at the time of your onsite inspection 


Once a Child Care/Preschool program has completed a provisional license year and is in compliance with all regulations, they must apply for a non-expiring OPERATING LICENSE if they wish to continue to provide licensed child care.  Licensees will receive written notice from Children's Services Licensing 90 days prior to the expiration of the provisional license.