Child Day Care Licensing

Maintained by: Department of Health and Senior Services Questions: (573) 751-2450

Missouri law requires that the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) license any individual or organization providing care to more than four children who are not related to the provider. The DHSS's Bureau of Child Care Safety and Licensure (BCCSL) inspects Family Child Care Homes, Group Child Care Homes, and Child Care Centers to determine their compliance with the child care licensing rules. Licensing records are open for public inspection.