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Division of Child Care Update

The Division of Child Care has updated information regarding COVID-19 for child care facilities.

Getting Started in Child Care

Health and Safety coaches conduct Getting Started in Child Care (GSCC) sessions with prospective child care owners at no cost.  These presentations are specific for the setting (licensed child care and certified child care) and address every step in the process of opening a child care center.  After the GSCC session, participants will be well-equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to proceed. 



Technical assistance related to maintaining and achieving a rating in STARS, Quality Rating and Improvement System

Health & Safety

Technical assistance related to child care licensing standards and establishing and maintaining licensing and certification for providers.

Professional Development

Technical assistance related to professional development to existing and potential early care and education scholars.


Technical assistance to current and recruitment of potential early care and education trainers to ensure that training needs are met in the region.

Child Care Regulations


Child care in the State of Kentucky:  The Market Rate Survey is a resource that can be used to break down the cost of childcare from benefits/pay for employees to rates per age group of children.

HR Resources

Child Care Directors need to have the skills related to recruiting, onboarding, and retaining staff.

Business Training

If you’re thinking that owning and operating a child care program might be a good fit for you, make sure to consider your own abilities and needs. The brochure below will guide you through what you need to consider before opening your own business.

Tips and Tools

This Child Care Regulation Collaboration Committee page is maintained by the Division of Child Care, Child Care Aware of Kentucky, Division of Regulated Child Care, and Child Care Health Consultants in order to provide easy access to required forms, tips, and resources for child care providers across the Commonwealth.


Child Care Aware hosts a variety of online courses.