Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.


To support working parents by protecting the health and safety of children in regulated child care programs. This is accomplished by:
  • Establishing and enforcing health and safety standards for child care programs.
  • Training and supporting providers in meeting the established health and safety standards.
  • Providing the public with accurate information about regulated child care.
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  • E-mail Communication
    Most of the communication you receive from Child Care Licensing staff will be through e-mails. It's important that you check your e-mail regularly and let us know when you change your e-mail address.

  • Required Training Topics
    In order for providers to be eligible to receive money from the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), training on the new required federal topics must be completed by all providers and caregivers. This training must be completed by August 30, 2016. Providers and caregivers may receive this training one of three ways:
    1. Take a Foundations for Success class from Care About Childcare,or
    2. Complete a Foundations for Success packet and pass a test from Care About Childcare, or
    3. Take a 2016 Required Federal Topics Class or a New Provider Class from Child Care Licensing.
    A certificate of attendance from one of these classes or a certificate of completing the packet shows the training in federal topics was completed.These certificates must be submitted to your Licensing Specialist no later than August 30, 2016. Please contact your Licensing Specialist if you have any questions.

  • How to Access the Licensing Provider Portal
    This is a flow chart to walk you through the process of accessing the Child Care Licensing Portal through the Care About Childcare website.

  • How to Submit a Background Screening Form Online
    Here are step-by-step instructions for the NEW Online Submission Process for Background Screening Forms.

  • Inspections of Outdoor Areas
    Starting January 1, 2016, providers will no longer have separate inspections of their outdoor areas. Outdoor areas will be assessed at Announced and Unannounced Inspections.

  • How to Renew Your License Online
    Here are step-by-step instructions for the NEW Child Care Licensing Online License/Certificate Renewal Process.

  • Enterovirus D68
    Cases of Enterovirus D68 have been reported across the country and more cases are being reported daily. This virus is affecting mostly young children. Children who have contracted the virus will exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms and may have respiratory problems. Proper hand washing is the best way to protect children and reduce the number of new cases.