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Child Care Licensing - Protecting Children...Preserving Their World

The Child Care Licensing staff evaluates, investigates and educates Child Care facilities and providers in Licensed Day Care Homes, Group Licensed Day Care Homes, Child Care Centers, Preschools and School Age Programs in Wichita, and throughout Sedgwick County. This program's responsibility is to ensure the local City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Ordinances, Kansas State Laws, and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) regulations are met so that all children are safe and healthy in out-of-home child care.

Child Care Licensing staff also investigates complaints of unregulated child care or complaints of unsafe or non-compliant conditions in regulated facilities. This program does not regulate Foster Care or other programs that operate 24 hours a day.

Staff Directory

​Name ​Job Title ​Email ​Phone
​Adrienne Ladd Supervisor
Email Adrienne ​(316) 268-8352
​Dianna Smith
​​Email Dianna​ ​(316) 268-8320​
​Jodi Tole Surveyor
​Email Jodi ​(316) 268-8383
​Tiffany Smith Surveyor
​Email Tiffany​ ​(316) 268-8384​
Beth Drinnen Surveyor
​Email Beth ​(316) 268-8323

Child Care Orientation Class Information


Preregistration and payment must be completed prior to 5:00 pm the day BEFORE the scheduled class.

No registrations, payments, or cancellations will be accepted the day of the scheduled class.

Substitutions must be arranged with our office by 5:00 pm the day before the scheduled class.

Call (316) 268-8351 to register.


There is no class if date falls on a holiday.


Cash, money orders, checks or credit card payments can be accepted.

No refunds are given.​

What You Need to Bring

Your photo ID is required at sign-in. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Class begins promptly at the scheduled time.

Bring a pen, paper, jacket/sweater (room temperature varies).

Children are NOT allowed.​​

Class Location

Classes are held either in the auditorium or the conference room at the City of Wichita Environmental Health building.

1900 E 9th Street
Wichita, KS 672​​​14

News for Licensed Providers

On August 20, 2019, Wichita City Council approved to increase child care licensing fees by 20%. This fee will affect initial and annual licensing inspections, KDHE compliance checks and all substantiated complaints. City Council also approved a curriculum incentive for licensed providers who implement developmental activities into their daily services. The incentive allows a 10% fee increase, in lieu of 20%, to providers who implement a curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensed Day Care Homes
The State fee is $85 (payable to KDHE). The local fee is $88 (payable to City of Wichita).

Group Licensed Day Care Homes
The State fee is $87 (payable to KDHE). The local fee is $99 (payable to City of Wichita).