By Pamela Filler
All registered/licensed providers must complete and return an approved application. This segment of Childcare Matters explains the application process.
All initial applications are given out by Child Care Link. The office of DPHHS-Quality Assurance Division must receive all of the information listed below prior to registration/license becoming effective.
- Family information: household members, immunizations of all in household, evaluation of physical/mental capabilities, CPS and police background checks (past five years) of everyone 18 or older in household.
- Provider/caregiver information; immunizations and TB verification, evaluation of physical/mental capabilities CPS and police background checks (past five years) and three references,
- Proof of fire insurance,
- Proof of liability insurance covering the number of children intending to be registered for,
- One week sample menu,
- One week sample activities schedule,
- Floor plan of facility,
- One week sample written schedule (Family and Group only),
- Health Inspection Report (centers only), and
- Fire inspection Report (centers only)
Every facility is renewed annually. The renewal process includes police/driving record checks on all caregivers and household members and health and fire inspections (for centers only). Centers are visited by the child care licenser at every renewal time. If there are any changes with the facility throughout the year, for example, new household members and or caregivers, change of address/phone number, the provider must report these changes to DPHHS-Quality Assurance Division.
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Pamela Filler is the child care licensor for Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Roosevelt, Daniels and Sheridan counties.