Child Care Licensing staff will distribute background check packets to licensed child care providers who are eligible for license renewal at the Child Care Licensing office located in the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2700, Olathe) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.) or by calling 913-477-8339 to schedule a pick-up on weekdays before 8 a.m. Packets are also available 30 minutes prior to the start of all evening child care licensing classes.
Kansas law requires a comprehensive background check for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a licensed child care home, daycare center or school-age program. Please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website for answers to frequently asked questions and deadlines to submit paperwork and fingerprints.
Child care providers can get fingerprinting done at several Johnson County locations. Providers must have their OCA number BEFORE fingerprinting can be done. This is required for both home providers and facilities.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 588 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas offers fingerprinting service Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays). Appointments are available for fingerprints and highly recommended. Appointments require 24-hours advance notice. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is availability, but there may be significant wait times. Schedule an appointment here.
Bring the following items with you when you get fingerprinted:
- Fingerprint card (with top part completed)
- Square return mail envelope with $1 postage attached
- Waiver consent form
- Payment page (completed for credit card payment) or check/money order
- A government-issued ID (Driver’s license/State ID/Passport)
Leave the envelope and all contents with the police officer. The law enforcement agency taking the fingerprints is responsible for mailing the envelope. If you are paying for more than one person, attach a list of names that your payment covers.