Site SettingsSettings

CHILD CARE LICENSING

Welcome to the Utah Child Care Licensing Program!


Vision: Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.

Mission:To support working parents by protecting the health and safety of children in child care programs we oversee. This is accomplished by:

  • Establishing and assessing health and safety standards.
  • Training and supporting providers in meeting the established standards.
  • Providing the public with accurate information about these child care programs.

LICENSING IS THE FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY!

WHAT'S NEW? ... AND MORE

Follow us on Facebook.

COVID-19
Free Testing

There are more than 40 locations for free rapid antigen testing. For more information, go to Free Covid-19 Testing.

COVID-19
CCL Phase 4 Temporary Conditions

We are now in Phase 4 of our health and recovery plan. Child care providers are to adhere to the conditions outlined in the Phase 4 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter/Face 4 - Condiciones de Emergencia Temporales Para Proveedores. Child care providers are welcome to post or distribute the Parent Letter/Phase 4 - COVID-19 Carta a los Padres so parents are aware of these emergency conditions.
Per the email sent on 11/20/2020, child care providers are not required to exclude a child from care if the child is unable to wear a face mask or refuses to wear a face mask at all times. Child care staff are to wear a face mask and regularly encourage children to wear face masks. Providers will not receive a violation if Child Care Licensing staff see a child without a face mask.

COVID-19
CCL Updates

Until June 30, 2021, DWS will continue paying the $20 Background Check Fee. This is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136).
Fingerprints and the $33.25 fingerprint processing fee are still required.

COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions

In coordination with Child Care Licensing, the Office of Child Care created the following Child Care and COVID-19 FAQ documents: Frequently Asked Questions for Parents; Frequently Asked Questions for Providers; Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses; and Frequently Asked Questions for Schools. The information in these documents will be updated frequently and you can check back regularly for the latest information.

COVID-19 Closures

To see the number of child care facilities closed due to COVID-19 and those that closed for reasons not related to Covid-19, go to the COVID-19 Closure Report. This report is updated daily.

COVID-19
Utah Updates

For the latest information about the Coronavirus in Utah, go to coronavirus.utah.gov.


ARCHIVED INFORMATION

Disinfection letter from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(11/2020)

From Surviving to Thriving - Creating a Way Forward in Challenging Times (a free video series) (08/2020)

Proposed Rule Changes Summary (07/2020)

Proposed Rule Changes (07/2020)

CCL Phase 3 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (05/2020)

CCL Phase 2 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (04/2020)

Child Care Provider Bill of Rights (05/2020)

CCL Phase 1 Emergency Conditions Provider Letter (03/2020)

Preschool Programs Draft Rules (02/2020)


For confidentiality purposes, only the Program Administrator sees your comments.

If you would like a response, please fill out your name and email address.

  1. (Optional)
  2. (Optional)
  3. Feedback Submitted. Thank you!