Child Care Resources

Licensing & Permitting

About PHD’s Child Care Programs

Panhandle Health District conducts health and safety inspections for childcare facilities within our 5 county district 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.

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.

Licensing, Contact & Payments

Licensing and Applications

Coeur d’Alene – Child Care Licensing

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.

Health & Safety Inspection

Renewal / Payments

Payments can be made over the phone, in office, or via mail. A 2.5% fee will be charged when using a card.

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Child Care Resource Center

For Providers

The Child Care Resource Center benefits child care providers by:

  • Helping parents find providers.
  • Letting providers set the rate charged for child care.
  • Providing technical assistance.
  • Helping providers find training and resources to use in the child care business.
  • Connecting providers to other programs that support child care providers.

Contact Child Care Resource Center

958 S Lochsa St, Ste 118
Post Falls, ID 83854


For Parents

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.