- 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 5 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