Mississippi State Department of Health

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Child Care Licensure activities will temporarily stop at 143B LeFleur's Square. We hope to resume our service to the public at this location as soon as possible. Please check this web page for updates.

  • If you have questions regarding your license you may call 601-364-2827 and someone will assist you.
  • If you need to apply for an initial license click on the link labeled "How to Get a Child Care License" and read all the information on the webpage. After reading the information click on the "How to Get a Child Care License PDF" link and review the material thoroughly. Next follow the instructions under the heading "Once you have reviewed this information, you can begin the online application process:" Closely follow the instructions given. After all, the material has been reviewed you may click on the link labeled "Apply for a new child care license online now" and begin the application process.
  • If you need to renew your license, please do so electronically using the link labeled “Child Care Licensure Renewal” and follow the instructions closely.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you

The Child Care Facilities Licensure Branch and its staff license, inspect and monitor day care facilities and youth camps, setting standards for their safe operation, and ensuring that a healthy and nutritious environment is created for children's early development.

For Parents

Violations and Complaints

For Providers

License Renewal and Maintenance

Licensing, Regulations and Guidelines


Provider Training


Information and Contact

Links referenced
Guidelines for Child Care Centers During COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,10382,183,pdf/Child_Care_COVID19.pdf
COVID-19 Guidelines for Summer Camps and Overnight Camps    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8662.pdf
Immunization Requirements for Entering Daycare    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,303,html
Choosing a Child Care Provider    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,742,html
Child Care Facility Search    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,438,html
Breastfeeding Support at Work and Child Care: A Parents' Guide    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,13438,183,595,html
Open Letter: Child Care Nutrition Standards    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,5452,183,pdf/NutritionLetter.pdf
Child Care Licensure Renewal    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19109,183,776,html
Provider Record Maintenance    https://www.msdhcc.webapps.ms.gov/home.aspx
How to Get a Child Care License    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,19112,183,776,html
Child Care Facility Regulations and Guidelines    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,225,html
Resource Guide for Child Care Providers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,7800,183,pdf/ChildCareproviderGuide.pdf
Guidelines for Safe Return to Child Care After Illness    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,7002,404,pdf/ReturnToChildcareGuidelines.pdf
Breastfeeding Support: A Simple Guide for Child Care Facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,13437,183,595,html
Menu Planning    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,464,html
Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Preschool    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,213,594,html
Safe Sleep for Caregivers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,692,html
Training Registration Forms    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,437,html
Child Care Provider Training Calendar    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,437,html
More training topics    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/30,0,183,437,html

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