Kansas child care providers who are applying for or renewing a license are now legally required to submit to a comprehensive background check, which includes fingerprints for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a licensed child care home, daycare or school-age program. This new requirement is intended to reduce the risk of abuse or neglect of children in out-of-home child care settings.
Johnson County child care providers are invited to visit the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe, at the times, on the dates below to receive a background check packet. Packets can also be picked up at the Child Care Licensing office, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 2700, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by calling 913-477-8339 to arrange for pickup on weekdays before 8 a.m. Please bring your letter or email showing your OCA number that you receive after you submit your renewal. This is required for both home providers and facilities.
Packets are available:
For more information about items to bring and where to get your fingerprinting done, visit https://www.jocogov.org/dept/health-and-environment/health/child-care-licensing/licensing-renewals.