Child Care Center/Preschool License
License to operate a childcare center or preschool for seven or more children. License does not apply to those establishments registered as a family child care home or a group child care home.
Code Citation IC 237A.2
Who Applies Any person wishing to operate a facility where child care will be provided for seven or more children must obtain a license unless meeting an exemption outlined in 237A.1.
When To Apply Application must be filed prior to the beginning of operation. Obtain a license application packet and seek consultation as the first step when considering opening a center.
Initial Requirements Application papers are available at the applicant’s perspective county office. Contact the Department of Human Services at 515.242.5994 and ask to speak with a child care licensing consultant to determine your county An approved Fire Marshal\\’s certificate must also be obtained.
Duration License is issued for no less than 24 months.
Processing Time Processing may take up to 120 days.
Fee Structure Regulatory Fee 0 to 20 children $50 21 to 50 children $75 51 to 100 children $100 101 to 150 children $125 151 or more children $150
Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.
Exam Does not pertain.
Additional Information Any person wishing to operate a facility where child care will be provided for seven or more children must obtain a license.
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