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Child Care Center Rules - Effective February 1, 2016

Child Care Licensing and Administration

The Division of Early Care and Learning (DECL) licenses nearly 9,000 child care facilities in Colorado. The facilities licensed by DECL include:

 

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The Licensing Application Process

Each type of child care facility has its own licensing rules, specific procedures, and what the fee would be for becoming licensed. You may download, view, and print the Order Form, by using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, to order the application forms and rules for various types of child care facilities.

 

Instructions: Child Care Center License Application

Individuals interested in applying for a child care license to provide care in a child care center may download, view, and print the Child Care Center License Application and Affidavit (English version) or Affidavit (Spanish version) by using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Click here for resources and more information.

 

Instructions: Family Child Care Home License Application

Individuals interested in applying for a child care license to provide care in their homes may download, view, and print the Family Care Home License Application form and Affidavit (English version) or Affidavit (Spanish version) by using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Click here for resources and more information.

 

 

Parents and Caregivers

Child Care Search - Colorado Shines Child Care Facility Licensing History Search Tips for Choosing Child Care Apply for Child Care Assistance (CCCAP) FIling a Complaint Child Care Facility Closures

Current or Prospective Child Care Provider

Child Care Center Family Child Care Home Neighborhood Youth Organizations Rules and Regulations Training and Resources Child Care Licensing FAQ Injury Reporting Legal Exemption From A License
Child Care Licensing Appeals Child Care Licensing Inspection Feedback Survey

Early Childhood Professionals

Director Qualifications Early Childhood Teacher Child Care Background Checks

Other Resources

Colorado Shines QRIS Licensing Advisory Committee Training Vendors