Child Care Licensing Regulations

Nevada Revised Statute 432A.131 authorizes cities and counties to adopt standards and regulations for the operation of child care facilities when these regulations have been approved by the State of Nevada Bureau of Child Care Licensing.

Pursuant to Washoe County Code chapter 45.095, The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners has determined that the Washoe County Department of Social Services is the agency responsible for licensing and regulation of child care facilities in Washoe County.

The operation of a licensed child care facility is subject to regulations, therefore, the following regulations have been adopted by the Washoe County Department of Social Services upon recommendation of the Child Care Advisory Board and approval of the State of Nevada Bureau of Child Care Licensing.

The purpose of these regulations is to establish a minimum level of care necessary to maintain and facilitate the normal development, health, safety, and welfare of children receiving care outside their homes.

Any interpretations or questions on these regulations should be directed to the Child Care Services Unit of the Washoe County Department of Social Services.

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A printed copy of the regulations may also be obtained by contacting the Child Care Licensing Office at 775.337.4470, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.