Business Resources

Child Care Licensing – Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

In Nebraska, anyone who provides child care to four or more children from different families must be licensed as a child care provider. There are five license types: Family Child Care Home I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Center, Preschool, and School-Age-Only Center.


Please visit our website for information on National Criminal History Record Checks and Fingerprinting for child care workers, as well as licensing information and applications for all five license types. There is also information on required training and equivalencies.

Services Provided

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, licenses and permits (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
Contact Information
Children’s Services Licensing
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 742-2390