To order copies of these publications, please fax a request to the OKDHS Warehouse at (405) 962-1740. Please include the title of the publication, publication number and your mailing address. If you have any questions, contact Oklahoma Child Care Services at (405) 521-3561 or 1-800-347-2276.
Licensing Requirements for Child Care Programs are programs which provide care and supervision of children in child care centers, day camp, drop-in, out-of-school time, part-day and programs for sick children.
- Child Care Centers: A program that operates 30 or more hours per week.
- Day Camps: A program that operates during school breaks for 12 hours or less per day, serves children who are 5-years-old and older who are attending or have completed kindergarten or above, and uses the outdoors as a major program component for at least 50 percent of the daily hours of operation
- Drop-In Programs: A program that operates 30 or more hours per week with individual children attending six hours or less per day and 24 hours or less per week, with an allowance for three extra six-hour days per 12 months per child.
- Out-of-School Time Programs: A program that operates when school is not in session, such as before- and after-school and school breaks, and serves children three years old and older who are attending or have
completed pre-kindergarten or above.
- Part-day Programs: A program that operates for more than 15 but less than 30 hours per week.
- Programs for Sick Children: A program that serves children with illnesses or symptoms preventing them from comfortable participation in activities in a program caring for children who are well. The children
require more care than personnel in a program caring for children who are well can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children in care.
Licensing Requirements for Child Care Programs (DHS Pub. No. 14-05)
Family Child Care Homes offer care and supervision for up to seven children in a family home. Large Child Care Homes offer care and supervision for 8 to 12 children and have more than one provider.
Licensing Requirements for Family Child Care Homes and Large Child Care Homes (DHS Pub. No. 86-104)
Child Placing Agency means a private agency licensed to place children in foster family homes, adoptive homes or independent living programs.
Licensing Requirements for Child Placing Agencies (DHS Pub. No. 87-54)
Residential Child Care Facility means a 24-hour residential group care facility with a large number of unrelated children living together with adults other than their parents. (Scroll to part 9). Children’s Shelter means a public or private residential program that provides care and supervision for children in a non-secure environment for a period of time usually not exceeding 30 days. The program provides services for children who are in need of temporary emergency care. (Scroll to part 8)
Licensing Requirements for Residential Child Care Facilities (DHS Pub. No. 86-78)
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