The first step to starting a child care facility is to attend an orientation meeting. For home child care - click Child Care Classes and sign up for Information Meeting (orientation). To start a child care center - call Eldonna Chesnut at (913) 477-8366 to set up your individual orientation.
The Child Care Licensing Division is located at the Sunset Drive Office Building:
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2700, Olathe, KS 66061
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Child Care Licensing division works with all child care facilities in Johnson County. According to Kansas Child Care Licensing Law, anyone providing care for children other than those related by blood, marriage, or adoption, must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Mandatory classes required before becoming a child care provider are:
- Certified Pediatric First Aid and CPR
- Safe Sleep Practices
- Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect, including Prevention of Abusive Head Trauma
- Child Development
If you have further questions regarding whether a particular course will count for these requirements, please email Nancy Johnson for child care homes or Susan Merys for child care centers and school age programs.
To enroll in one of our classes, please register at Child Care Education/Classes
If you have questions, please email Stacey Stroh.
Child Care Facility Compliance Search
To view regulatory compliance history of your child care provider go to the KDHE Online Portal.
Child Care Facility Complaints
To report a complaint or concern about a child care facility in Johnson County, please call the Child Care Licensing Division at (913) 477-8339. All regulatory questions will be answered and investigated if indicated.