Safety & Inspections
The Child Care Health and Safety inspection consists of 29 categories including but not limited to children to provider ratios, fire safety, food safety and storage, medicine and hazardous substance storage, hand washing practices and facilities, diapering facilities, and general overall safety evaluation. The goal of this program is to assist child care providers in maintaining safe and healthy environments for the children.
About PHD’s Child Care Programs
Panhandle Health District conducts health and safety inspections for childcare facilities within our 5 county districts for licensed childcare facilities and those that are participating in the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP). Our Environmental Health Specialists work closely with child care providers to promote proper training and safety. PHD also provides resources for North Idaho parents seeking child care.
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is a resource and referral service that educates and supports parents and child care providers. This service provides a consistent structure that supports and promotes quality, education and professional development. Referrals are made to parents looking for quality child.
The Child Care Resource Center staff helps parents find:
Home based providers including relative, family and group.
- Child care centers.
- Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)-approved child care providers for eligible parents.
Looking for child care? Get a referral today! Call 2-1-1 or (208) 415-5145.
State Child Care Licensing
Child Care License
Child care licenses are required for all persons caring for two or more children from more than one set of parents. Criminal history background check, Health inspection, Fire inspection required.
For more information, please call the City Clerk’s Office, 208-769-2229.