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Background Check information for Family Child Care Homes

Procedure for an already licensed family child care home when a person 18 years of age or older comes to live in the home or a providers child turns 18.

 

  1. Order a fingerprint card and envelope (from your local law enforcement agency, State Forms, or the Division of Child Care).
  • The card is used to obtain a criminal record check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • The same card is used for both the CBI and FBI criminal records check.
  • Complete the following items on each card for the person that is 18 years or older: Name (full name), Aliases (all aliases), Citizenship, Social Security Number, Address and Reason Fingerprinted (CRS 26-6-107). Also, be certain to complete the physical description portion of the card (Sex, Race, Height, Weight, Eyes, and Hair), Date of Birth, and Place of Birth. Leave the "Employer and Address" space blank.
  1. Person 18 years or older shall complete the top portion of page 3 of the Original Application for a Family Child Care Home and have the document notarized.
  2. Check or money order payable to CDHS in the amount of $39.50 to cover the fingerprint fees.
  3. Submit completed fingerprint card, notarized page 3, check or money order to:

Division of Child Care

1575 Sherman Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80203
 

 
Procedure for an already licensed family child care home for a Permanent Substitute living in the family child cares home (other than Applicant #2):
 

  1. Order a fingerprint card and envelope (from your local law enforcement agency, State Forms, or the Division of Child Care).
  • The card is used to obtain a criminal record check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • The same card is used for both the CBI and FBI criminal records check.
  • Complete the following items on each card for the permanent substitute: Name (full name), Aliases (all aliases), Citizenship, Social Security Number, Address and Reason Fingerprinted (CRS 26-6-107). Also, be certain to complete the physical description portion of the card (Sex, Race, Height, Weight, Eyes, and Hair), Date of Birth, and Place of Birth. Leave the "Employer and Address" space blank.
  1. The Permanent Substitute shall complete the top portion of page 3 of the Original Application for a Family Child Care Home and have the document notarized.
  2. Complete the required training for the specific license type.
  3. Check or money order payable to CDHS in the amount of $39.50 to cover the fingerprint fees.
  4. Submit completed fingerprint card, notarized page 3, check or money order to:

Division of Child Care
1575 Sherman Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80203
 
 

 
Procedure for an already licensed family child care home for a Permanent Substitute NOT living in the family child cares home:
 

  1. Order a fingerprint card and envelope (from your local law enforcement agency, State Forms, or the Division of Child Care).
  • The card is used to obtain a criminal record check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • The same card is used for both the CBI and FBI criminal records check.
  • Complete the following items on each card for the permanent substitute: Name (full name), Aliases (all aliases), Citizenship, Social Security Number, Address and Reason Fingerprinted (CRS 26-6-107). Also, be certain to complete the physical description portion of the card (Sex, Race, Height, Weight, Eyes, and Hair), Date of Birth, and Place of Birth. Leave the "Employer and Address" space blank.
  1. Complete the Background Investigation Unit (BIU) Facility Inquiry Form.
  2. Complete the required training for the specific license type.
  3. Check or money order payable to CDHS in the amount of $39.50 to cover the fingerprint fees.
  4. Check or money order payable to CDHS, BIU, Records and Reports as described on the form.
  5. Submit completed fingerprint card and fingerprinting check or money order to:

Division of Child Care

1575 Sherman Street, 1st Floor

Denver, CO 80203

  1. Submit completed BIU Facility Inquiry Form and payment to the address indicated on the BIU Form.

 


Please contact the Division of Child Care at 303-866-5958 for any other questions regarding background checks for family child care home providers.