Choosing the right caregiver for a child is one of the most important decisions a family can make. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) supports families looking for child care in a number of ways. Two divisions within CHFS are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of children and for providing access to quality child care that is developmentally appropriate and affordable while parents/guardians are working.
CHFS is responsible for ensuring that the health and safety of children is met through regulated child care providers. Regional offices of the Division of Regulated Child Care (DRCC) are responsible for conducting on-site visits of all licensed child care facilities and certified homes in the state to determine compliance with applicalbe licensing and certification regulations. The division is also responsible for investigating complaints against these providers.
CHFS wants to provide leadership in building high quality, community based access to child care and early learning that enhances health, safety, permanency, well-being and self-sufficiency for Kentucky's children and families. The Division of Child Care (DCC) supports quality child care through programs and plans that promote the improvement and expansion of statewide child care services and resources. The division also provides program coordination for subsidy payments, coordination of professional developemnt and training, as well as development of policy and procedures.
Division of Child Care Overview Brochure