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Daycare LicensingLicense

Idaho law sets the basic framework for daycare licensing, which is administered by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in conjunction with local fire departments and health districts. Local city and county governments can establish and enforce their own daycare licensing regulations, as long as the licensing requirements are equal to or more stringent than state license provisions.

Click here to view City and County Requirements for Daycare Services.

Click here for Daycare Licensing Contact Information.


Who is required to be licensed?
Provide care for seven (7) or more children and receive compensation for even one of those children.
Note: You may have local ordinances or participate in programs which require you to be licensed.

See the exemptions below.


 Who is exempt from Licensing?

 The Application Process

 Daycare Licensing Requirements

 Forms for Daycare Licensing

 Laws and Regulations

 Links to Resources

 Find a Provider