You Oughta Know

June 25, 2012

Check KDHE website for info on day care providers

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: Information about child care facilities, including day care providers, licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Why you’d want it: To learn whether a provider you are considering is licensed and whether the center ever has been cited for non-compliance with a state law or if a complaint has been filed against the center. History is available for the past three years.

Where you get it: Go online to Click on the “Child Care and Early Education Portal” link. Then click on the “Search for Child Care Facility Compliance Information” link. You will be able to search by provider/owner’s name or facility name. If you want to get a list of all providers in a city, leave those fields blank and search by city only.

How much the record will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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