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State Child Care Licensing Agencies




Updated: November, 11th 2011
Unless otherwise indicated, agencies listed below regulate both centers and family child care homes.



Alabama

(Will refer family child care calls to county licensing agencies)

Department of Human Resources
Child Day Care Partnership
Gordon Persons Building
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-242-1425
Fax: 334-353-1491
Web site: http://www.dhr.state.al.us

 Alaska

(Will refer callers to the appropriate regional regulatory office)

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Division of Early Development
Child Care Licensing
619 E. Ship Creek Ave., Suite 230
Anchorage, AK 99501-2341
Phone: 907-269-4600
Hotline: 888-268-4632 (within state)
Fax: 907-269-1064
Web site: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/
Email: cclicensing@eed.state.ak.us

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services
Office of Child Care Licensure
1647 East Morten, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: 602-674-4220
Hotline: 800-615-8555
Fax: 602-861-0674
Web site: http://www.hs.state.az.us/als/childcare/index.htm

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Child Care Licensing
700 Main Street
P.O. Box 1437, Slot F150
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: 501-682-8590
Fax: 501-682-2317
Web site: http://www.state.ar.us/childcare/
Hotline: 800-445-3316

California

Statewide Child Care Program Administrator
Community Care Licensing Division
Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Mail Stop 19-48
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 916-229-4500
Fax: 916-229-4508
Web site: http://www.ccld.ca.gov/

Colorado

Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care
1575 Sherman Street, First Floor
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Phone: 303-866-5958 or 800-799-5876
Fax: 303-866-4453
Web site: http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/childcare/

Connecticut

CT Department of Public Health
Child Day Care Licensing
410 Capitol Avenue
Mail Station 12 DAC
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-8045
Fax: 860-509-7541
Web site: http://www.dph.state.ct.us/BRS/Day_Care/day_care.htm

Delaware

Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families
Office of Child Care Licensing
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805-1121
Phone: 302-892-5800
Fax: 302-633-5112
Web site: http://kids.delaware.gov/occl/occl.shtml
Email: occl@state.de.us

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Health Regulation Administration
Child and Residential Care Facility Division
825 N. Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-442-5929
Fax: 202-442-9430
Web site: http://dchealth.dc.gov/DOH/cwp/view,a,1374,q,577097,dohNav_GID,1806.asp

Florida

Department of Children & Families
Child Care Regulation Office
1317 Winewood Blvd. Building 6
Room 389A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Phone: 850-488-4900
Fax: 850-488-9584
Web site: http://www5.myflorida.com/cf_web/myflorida2/healthhuman/childcare/licensing.html

Georgia

Department of Human Resources
Office of Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing Section
Two Peachtree Street, NW
32nd Floor, Room #458
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: 404-657-5562
Fax: 404-657-8936
Web site: http://ors.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-ORS/

Hawaii

(will refer family child care calls to local licensing agencies)

Hawaii Department of Human Services
Benefit, Employment & Support Services Division
820 Mililani Street, Suite 606
Honolulu, HI 96813-2936
Phone: 808-586-7050
Fax: 808-586-5229
Web site: http://hawaii.gov/dhs/self-sufficiency/benefit/dhs/self-sufficiency/childcare

Idaho

(Will refer family child care calls to regional licensing agencies)

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Bureau of Family & Children's Services
450 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Hotline: (Idaho CareLine) 2-1-1 or 800-926-2588; (TDD) 208-332-7205
Phone: 2-1-1 (within state) or 800-926-2588 (nationwide)
Fax: 208-334-5531
Web site: http://www2.state.id.us/dhw/ecic/CC/Child_Ca.htm
Email: ecic@idhw.state.id.us

Illinois

Department of Children & Family Services
Bureau of Licensure & Certification
406 East Monroe Street
Station 60
Springfield, IL 62701-1498
Phone: 217-785-2688
Fax: 217-524-3347
Web site: http://www.state.il.us/agency/dhs/childcnp.html

Indiana

IN Family & Social Services Administration
Division of Family and Children
Bureau of Child Development - Licensing Section
402 W. Washington Street, Room W-386
Indianapolis, IN 46204
For center-based child-care call:
Phone: 317-232-4469
For family child care call:
Phone: 317-232-4521 or 317-234-2100
Fax: 317-234-1513
Web site: http://www.childcarefinder.in.gov
For ministries call:
Phone: 317-233-5414

Iowa

[1]
(For center-based child care)

Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Behavioral Development & Protective Services
Child Day Care Unit
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Phone: 515-281-5657 Or (512) 281-3582
Web site: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/Partners/PublicInformation/DHSDivisions/CFS.html

[2]
(For family child care)

Department of Human Services
Division of Behavioral Development & Protective Services
Child Day Care Unit
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-3186 Or (515) 281-6004
Fax: 515-281-4597
Web site: http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/Partners/PublicInformation/DHSDivisions/CFS.html

Kansas

Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Child Care Licensing & Regulation
Curtis State Office Bldg
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Phone: 785-296-1270
Fax: 785-296-0803
Web site: http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/bcclr/index.html

Kentucky

[1]
(For centers and family child care homes serving 7 or more children)

Office of Inspector General
Division of Licensed Child Care
C.H.R. Building
275 East Main Street, 5E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2800
Fax: 502-564-6546
Web site: http://chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/drcc.htm

[2]
(For certification of family child care homes serving 4-6 children. No certification needed for less than 4 children)

Community Based Services
Division of Child Care
C.H.R. Building
275 East Main Street, 3C-F
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-2524 & 1-800-421-1903
Fax: 502-564-3464
Web site: http://chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dcc/

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Social Services
Executive Office of the Secretary
Bureau of Licensing
2751 Wooddele Blvd.
P.O. Box 3078
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-922-0015
Fax: 225-922-0014
Web site: http://www.dss.state.la.us/offos/html/licensing.html

Maine

Child Care Licensing
Community Services Center
Maine Department of Human Services
11 State House Station, 221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone: 207-287-5060
Fax: 207-287-5031
Web Site: http://www.state.me.us/dhs/

Maryland

Maryland Department of Human Resources
Child Care Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street, 1st Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-7805
Hotline: 800-332-6347
Fax: 410-333-8699
Web site: http://www.dhr.state.md.us
Email: dhrhelp@dhr.state.md.us

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
One Ashburton Place, Room 1105
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-626-2000
Fax: 617-626-2028
Web site: http://www.qualitychildcare.org

Michigan

Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Bureau of Family Services
7109 W. Saginaw, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30650
Lansing, MI 48909-8150
Phone: 517-373-8300
Fax: 517-335-6121
Web site: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-29939---,00.html

Minnesota

(Refers family child care calls to counties)

Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155-3842
Phone: 651-297-3933
Fax: 651-297-1490
Web site: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/Licensing

Mississippi

Director, Child Care Facilities Licensure
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Osborne Building, First Floor
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone: 601-576-7613 or (800) 227-7308
Fax: 601-576-7813
Web site: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us

Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Child Care
1715 Southridge Drive
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-751-2450
Fax: 573-526-5345
Web site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov/safety/childcare/

Montana

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
Quality Assurance Division (QAD)
Licensing Bureau
Child Care Licensing Program
1400 Broadway PO Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Phone: 406-444-2676
Fax: 406-444-1742
Web site: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/qad/assistedliving/contactus.shtml

Nebraska

NE Department of Health and Human Services
Child Care
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: 402-471-9278 or 800-600-1289
Fax: 402-471-7763
Web site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/chs/chc/chcindex.htm

Nevada

Department of Human Resources
Division of Child and Family Services
Bureau of Child Care Licensing
711 East 5th St.
Carson, NV 89701
Phone: 775-684-4463
Hotline: 800-992-0900 (not in Elko or Las Vegas)
Fax: 775-684-4464
Web site: http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/dcfs_childcare.htm
Email: CCLicensing-CC@dcfs.state.nv.us

New Hampshire

Bureau of Child Care Licensing
NH Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Program Support
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-4624
Fax: 603-271-4782
Web site: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oos/cclu/index.htm

New Jersey

(Refers family child care calls to counties)

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Office of Licensing
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone: 609-292-1018
Fax: 609-292-6976
Hotline: 877-667-9845
Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ool/home/

New Mexico

New Mexico Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
Child Services Unit / Licensing
PERA Building, Room 111
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Phone: 505-827-4185
Fax: 505-827-7361
Hotline: 800-832-1321
Web site: http://www.newmexicokids.org

New York

NY State Department of Family Assistance
Office of Children and Family Services
Bureau of Early Childhood Services
52 Washington Street, 3 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-474-9454
Fax: 518-474-9617
Web site: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/default.asp

For callers from the 5 boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Day Care
2 Lafayette Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-676-2444 or 212-280-9251 (family child care registration only)
Fax: 212-676-2424
Web site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/html/child_care/child_care_information.shtml

North Carolina

Division of Child Development
Regulatory Services Section
319 Chapanoke Road, Suite 120
2201 Mail Service Center 27699-2201
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-662-4527 or 800-859-0829 (in-state calls only)
Fax: 919-661-4845
Web site: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dcd/provider.htm

North Dakota

Department of Human Services
Early Childhood Services
600 East Boulevard
State Capitol Building
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: 701-328-4809
Fax: 701-328-3538
Web site: http://www.ndchildcare.org

Ohio

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Bureau of Child Care and Development
255 East Main Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-5222
Phone: 614-466-1043
Fax: 614-466-0164 or 614-728-6803
Web site: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/childcare.stm
Email: childcare@odjfs.state.oh.us

Oklahoma

Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352
Phone: 405-521-3561
Hotline: 800-347-2276
Fax: 405-522-2564
Web site: http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cc/prvdrs/lic/

Oregon

Employment Department
Child Care Division
875 Union Street, NE
Salem, OR 97311
Phone: 503-947-1400
Hotline: 800-556-6616 (within state)
Fax: 503-947-1428
Web site: http://findit.emp.state.or.us/childcare/index.cfm?
Email: child_care@emp.state.or.us

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Bureau of Child Day Care
Office of Children, Youth and Families
1401 N. 7th Street, Bertolino Bldg., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
Phone: 717-787-8691
Fax: 717-787-1529
Hotline: 877-4-PA-KIDS (within state)
Web site: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/provider/earlylearning/childcareregulations/index.htm

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Day Care Licensing Unit
101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-528-3624 or 401-528-3621
Fax: 401-528-3650
Web site: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/licensing.php

South Carolina

Department of Social Services
Division of Child Day Care Licensing and Regulatory Services
P.O. Box 1520
Room 520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: 803-898-7345
Fax: 803-898-7179
Toll-free: 1-877-886-2384
Web site: http://www.state.sc.us/dss/cdclrs/

South Dakota

Department of Social Services
Child Care Services
Kneip Building
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: 605-773-4766
Fax: 605-773-7294
Web site: http://dss.sd.gov/childcare/licensing/

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Human Services
State Director
Child & Adult Care Services
Citizens Plaza Bldg. - 14th Floor
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-9800
Phone: 615-313-7958
Fax: 615-532-9956
Web site: http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/adfam/cc_main.html

Texas

Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Child Care Licensing
P.O. Box 149030
M.C. E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Phone: 512-438-3267
Hotline: 800-862-5252
Fax: 512-438-3848
Web site: http://www.txchildcaresearch.org

Utah

Department of Health
Bureau of Licensing
Child Care Unit
P.O. Box 142003
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2003
Phone: 801-538-9299
Fax: 801-538-9259
Web site: http://www.health.utah.gov/licensing

Vermont

Department of Social Rehabilitation Services
Child Care Services Division
Child Care Licensing Unit
103 South. Main Street, 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2901
Phone: 802-241-2158 or 3110
Fax: 802-241-1220
Web site: http://www.state.vt.us/srs/childcare/licensing/license.htm

Virginia

Virginia Department of Social Services
Division of Licensing Programs
730 E. Broad Street, 7th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219-1849
Phone: 800-543-7545 (within state) or 804-692-1787 (nationwide)
Fax: 804-692-2370
Web site: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/division/license/district.html

Washington

Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Economic Services Administration
Division of Child Care and Early Learning
P.O. Box 45480
Olympia, WA 98504-5480
Phone: 360-413-3209
Fax: 360-413-3482
Hotline: 866-482-4325
Web site: http://www.del.wa.gov/requirements/new/licensed.aspx

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Children and Families
Division of Early Care and Education
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3700
Web site: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/ece/earlycare/startcenter.asp

family child care
Phone: 304-558-7980
Fax: 304-558-8800

center-based child care
Phone: 304-232-4411
Fax: 304-363-5541

Wisconsin

Division of Children & Family Services
Bureau of Regulation and Licensing
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Phone: 608-266-9314
Fax: 608-267-7252
Web site: http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/rl_dcfs/index.htm

Wyoming

Department of Family Services
Division of Juvenile Services
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
Phone: 307-777-6285
Fax: 307-777-3659
Web site: http://dfswapps.state.wy.us/DFSDivEC/Providers/ProvidersPCC-OCCLP.asp

TERRITORIES

Puerto Rico MORE INFO Regarding Puerto Rico Licensing CLICK HERE

Department of Family
Licensing Office
P.O. Box 11398
Santurce, PR 00910
Phone: 787-724-0772
Fax: 787-724-0767
Web site: http://www.ceepur.org/Mi%20Casita%20Electoral/documentos.html

Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services
Child Care Licensing
3011 Golden Rock
Christiansted, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands 00820-4355
Phone: 340-773-2323
Fax: 340-773-6121
Web site: http://www.dhs.gov.vi/OCCRS/index.html