Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org
Child Care Licensing
Service Information

The Child Care Facilities Licensing Act defines programs that are required to be licensed. Each program has their own minimum licensing requirements for the protection of children's health, safety and well-being.  Requirements exist that cover child care centers, family child care homes and large child care homes, part-day programs, and school-age programs, summer day camps, residential child care facilities, and child placing agencies.


Programs exempt from licensure include: care provided in a child's own home or by relatives, informal arrangements for the occasional care of children, programs in which children attend on a drop-in basis and parents are on the premises and readily accessible, single activity programs, and programs operating for 15 hours or less per week.




Save the Date

Oklahoma DHS Child Care and Development Fund
Public Discussion
State Plan Hearing
Jan. 12, 2016 
1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center

Contact Information

Child Care Licensing



Phone:  (405) 521-2152


Mailing Address:
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0352


Contact your local licensing specialist


 Map of Oklahoma showing the five licensing regions served by the OKDHS Division of Child Care (DCC). More information about the map follows below.

Region 1 | Region 2 | Region 3 | Region 4 | Region 5 | Region 6




Reaching for the Stars

Residential and Child Placing Agency Licensing

Special Initiatives

Special Needs




Getting Parents Involved

Insure Oklahoma 

Quality Checklist


Quick Links

Interest Centers


Out of State Criminal Investigation Reports

Frequently asked questions

Related links

Online Services

Child Care Restricted Registry (Joshua's List)
Child Care Locator/Summary of Facility Monitoring
Child Care Locator Fact Sheet


Appendix C-4-B - Child Care Provider Rate Schedule

2008 Market Rate Results

CCHP Health and Safety ChecklistChild Care Eligibility  

Child Care Center Conference Voucher

Child Care Home Conference Voucher

 Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act 

Oklahoma Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners 

Rates Schedule 

Understanding the Licensing Process - Rights and Responsibilities

Last Updated:  5/12/2015