About Child Care
The Jefferson County Health Department contracts with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
to provide minimum oversight of facilities located within Jefferson County that care for unrelated children more than a total of 20 hours per week, as defined and regulated by Kansas statutes and regulations.
The child care laws in Kansas were first ratified in 1919 in an effort to protect children who are cared for away from their own home / family. This law requires that anyone caring for unrelated children away from the child’s home needs to be licensed if they provide child care to more than two children or provide more than a total of 20 hours of child care per week.
For more information, visit the ERC