The Application Process
Before starting the application process
If you are currently a state licensed daycare provider, periodically check the daycare licensing website to keep updated on daycare licensing news! If you do not have access online, please call 211 and ask to speak with a vendor specialist, who will be happy to assist you with your licensing questions!
If you are looking at becoming a state licensed daycare provider, please review all of the information that will be required for both the application process and ongoing as a licensed daycare provider.
Contact your local city or county planning and zoning office to see if there are requirements that may prohibit your ability to comply with local ordinances and complete the licensing process.
Collecting license application information and issuing State Daycare Licenses
The Vendor Specialists with IdahoSTARS collect the documentation and are available to assist the applicant through the state daycare licensing process.
State daycare licenses are issued by the Department of Health and Welfare.
Start the application process
Go online to https://idahostars.org/Child-Care-Providers/Child-Care-Licensing.
If you have questions or need more information, please call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 (Idaho) or 1-800-926-2588 (outside of Idaho).