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In the information provided on this page is a basic outline of Wyoming Child Care requirements that pertain to the design and construction of Child Care Facilities in the State of Wyoming. This information is a brief synopsis and does not include all of the detailed requirements needed to satisfy the governing authorities for Child Care Licensing, Building Code, Fire Code, Accessibility, or local Zoning. These guidelines are for general information and planning purposes. Contact the governing authority directly or engage a Licensed Architect to complete a full analysis of your school location.

WYOMING Child Care Licensing Requirements

Child Care license obtained from:

Wyoming Department of Family Services Division of Early Childhood

2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 3rd floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490

https://docs.google.com/a/wyo.gov/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=d3lvLmdvdnxlYXJseS1jaG lsZGNhcmUtYW5kLWxpY2Vuc2luZ3xneDo2MTl hYWU1ZTU2NTdiNWM

(307) 262-2073

License renewal is required every year.

Indoor Space Requirements: 40 sf per child

  

0-12 Mos. 

12-24 Mos. 

24-36 Mos.

3  Years 

4-5 Years

6+ Years 

Required

Teacher: Child Ratio

1:4

1:5

1:6

1:10

1:12

1:15

Required

Max. Group Size

8

10

12

20

24

30

Recommended 

Classroom Capacity

8

10

12

20

24

30

Recommended 

Staff per Classroom

2

2

2

2

2

2

Recommended 

Min. Classroom Area

640 sf.

400 sf.

480 sf.

800 sf.

960 sf.

1200 sf.

Outdoor Space Requirements: 75 sf per child 

  • When the children are separated into groups, only one group at a time can be on the outdoor play areas depending on the age and the number of children.
  • The outdoor play area will be enclosed with a fence that is at least 4 feet tall.
  • Platforms and ramps must have guardrails to prevent falls and if the play equipment is more then 24 inches tall, then soft surfaces under the equipment shall be placed.

Building Code Requirements

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CHILD

FIXTURES

ADULT

FIXTURES

DRINKING FOUNTAINS

MOP

SINK

BATH TUB/

SHOWER

1: 15

1:50

1:100

1

1

2015 International Building Code

Fire Code Requirements

3.5

Spaces where children can be trapped in like; guardrails, banisters, have to be less than 3.5 inches or more then 9 inches.

16

When using a public or private pool, child care has to follow the staff: child regulations. At the pool, a lifeguard 16 and up can be counted towards the ratio.

2

Children will have their own separate bedding for nap time. The bedding must be at least 2 feet apart on all sides.

2015 International Fire Code

Did you know . . .

Emergency phone numbers include; 911, poison control, and an adult emergency substitute. This will be posted at every childcare location.

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Parents must have unrestricted access to their children and can go in any area that their child is in.

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Within three months of employment in childcare, any person having direct contact with children must be certified in first aid and child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

To access Wyoming Child Care requirements along with other states please see our interactive Child Care Requirements US map here.

Research completed by Calbert Design Group, LLC.  Updated 2019