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Licensed Programs

Since 1919, Kansas has required that child care programs be licensed by the state in order to protect children from group care settings that could put their health and safety at risk. In doing so, Kansas acknowledges its responsibility to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in out-of-home care. The process for conducting monitoring and inspections of child care providers pursuant to Kansas Department of Health and Environment Child Care Regulations.

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Exempt DCF Enrolled Providers

Some child care programs in Kansas operate under the jurisdiction of the federal government or Native American tribes. These programs must establish a memorandum of agreement with DCF that assures they meet licensing requirements. They are required to maintain the correct child ratio, undergo regular inspections, pass background checks, participate in ongoing training, and meet health and safety requirements. Currently, DCF has one facility operating under a memorandum of agreement, Serrato Corporation, which operates the Flint Hills Job Corps facility.

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