Harvey County is a wonderful community for youth to live, learn and play. The many excellent child care providers in Harvey County play a pivotal role in that. CCL blocks

Parents have a large responsibility in selecting a child care site they feel good about, trust, offers safety and is the right fit for their child. For information or brochures on finding quality child care, please contact us or visit us. Additional information is available through Child Care Aware of Kansas.

Finding a Child Care Provider

For a list of child care providers in Harvey County, contact Child Care Aware of Kansas.

Additionally, the Harvey County Health Department partners with the Reno County Health Department for information on child care services. The Reno County Health Department can provide more information on local providers in our area.

Become a Licensed Provider

More than 33,000 people live in Harvey County, a number which underscores the need to provide several quality child care options to residents and individuals that work in the county.

You must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment if you are or plan to provide child care. You must be licensed if you:

  • Care for one or two children unrelated to the provider for more than a total of 20 child care hours per week away from the child's own home.
  • Care for three or more children unrelated to the provider away from the children's home, regardless of the number of hours per week.

Here is a look at some of the steps to start the process to become a licensed child care provider:

KDHE-approved trainings are available through Child Start and Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities.

For more information about child care licensing, please contact our partners at the RCHD


Questions or Concerns About a Child Care Provider

Harvey County partners with the Reno County Health Department to provide oversight of child care services in Harvey County. Please contact the RCHD to submit a question, concern or complaint about a child care provider.

Additionally, you can find day care inspection reports or submit a complaint through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.