- A family child care home is certified by the state to provide care
for six (6) or fewer children, not related to the care giver, in a home setting.
- Type 1 childcare center is licensed by the state to provide care for 4 or
more children in a nonresidential setting or 13 or more children in a home setting
separate from the primary residence of the care giver.
- Type II child care center is licensed by the state to provide care for 7-12
children, including children related to the caregiver, in a home setting.
Infant - A child who is less than twelve months of age.
Toddler - A child between the age of twelve months and twenty-four months.
School Age - A child attending kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education.
Preschool - A child between the ages of three and six.
- The hours of 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday through
Friday or 6 p.m.on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday..(*Centers only)
- Provides transportation for children (may include field
- Accepts enrollments for children whose care will be paid in full
or part by the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).(*Centers only)
- STARS for KIDS NOW is Kentucky's voluntary quality rating system
for Type I and II licensed child care centers and certified family child care homes.
STARS uses a scale of 1 through 4 stars to identify levels of quality. All STAR
levels surpass the minimum certification and/or licensing requirements that all
programs must meet. For more information here
To get additional information, including licensing reports access the KICCS 4.0 public access site
Download contact details for all coaches in the state of Kentucky.
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