Division of Child Care Update

The Division of Child Care updated information regarding child care
facilities and other DCC ListServ announcments.

Getting Started in Child Care

Health and Safety coaches conduct Getting Started in Child Care (GSCC) sessions with prospective child care owners at no cost.  These presentations are specific for the setting (licensed child care and certified child care) and address every step in the process of opening a child care center.  After the GSCC session, participants will be well-equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to proceed. 

CCA Coaches & Technical Assistance (TA)

TA offered by Child Care Aware coaches is collaborative and relationship-based.  They offer assistance and support designed for professionals working in early care and education (ECE) including child care providers and trainers.  Coaches work with you free of charge.  Four different coaching types offer personalized TA based on your needs and goals. 


Technical assistance related to achieving and maintaining a rating in Kentucky All STARS, Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System.  Providing Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) to increase the level of quality care provided for young children. 

Health & Safety

Technical assistance related to child care licensing standards, and establishing and maintaining licensing for providers.

Professional Development

Technical assistance related to professional development and scholarships (college and non-college) for existing and potential early care and education scholars.


Technical assistance to current and recruitment of potential early care and education trainers to ensure that Technical assistance for current credentialed trainers on instructional design, training development and delivery including required observations for credential renewal.  Recruitment of prospective early care and education trainers to ensure that training needs are met in the region.


Child care in the State of Kentucky:  The Market Rate Survey is a resource that can be used to break down the cost of childcare from benefits/pay for employees to rates per age group of children.

HR Resources

Child Care Directors need to have the skills related to recruiting, onboarding, and retaining staff.

Business Training & Resources

If you’re thinking that owning and operating a child care program might be a good fit for you, make sure to consider your own abilities and needs. The links and documents below will guide you through what you need to consider before opening your own business.

Chambers of Commerce

Local Workforce Development Areas

Starting your child care business in Kentucky

Partnership Opportunities for Child Care Providers and Local Employers

Sample Letter from Child Care Provider to Local Employer

Economic Development Organizations Listing

Tips and Tools

This Child Care Regulation Collaboration Committee page is maintained by the Division of Child Care, Child Care Aware of Kentucky, Division of Regulated Child Care, and Child Care Health Consultants in order to provide easy access to required forms, tips, and resources for child care providers across the Commonwealth.


Child Care Aware hosts a variety of online courses.