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Regulated Child Care in Kentucky

Regulated programs in Kentucky are required to meet basic standards for health and safety and programming set by The Division of Regulated Child Care. Regulated caregivers have a license or certificate to operate and are inspected by the state.

Licensed Type I – is a facility that regularly provides child care services for four (4) orThirteen (13) or more children in a designated space separate from the primary residence of a licensee

Licensed Type II – is the primary residence where child care is regularly provided for at least seven (7), but not more than twelve (12) children including related children.

Certified Family Child Care Home – is a person who cares for a child in their own home; and shall not exceed six (6) unrelated children at anyone (1) time; or four (4) related children in addition to six (6) unrelated children for a maximum of ten (10) hours at anyone (1) time.

Non-regulated Care in Kentucky

Registered – a private individual that provides care for someone receiving child care assistance, such as a relative or neighbor who is not regulated by the Division of Regulated Child Care.

For more information on becoming a Registered Provider, contact us at 800-809-7076.

“Getting Started in Child Care” consultation sessions: To receive an application to become a licensed or certified in-home child care provider, you have to have a consultation with a Child Care Aware Technical Assistance Coordinator.  You will not be able to apply until you have completed this consultation!

To attend a “Getting Started in Child Care” consultation, please contact your Child Care Aware Health and Safety Coach here.

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