Family (7-12 children)

Day Care, Family: Care is provided in a dwelling. The number of persons cared for is seven to 12 adults or children under the age of 14 years including the provider's own children six years and under. The dwelling shall be used as the principal use, and the day care use be accessory.

These providers are required to meet all requirements, register with the Sioux Falls Health Department, -and- obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) -or- a Permitted Special Use Permit (PSU) from the City Zoning Department before they begin.

Health Department registration requires the provider to demonstrate that they have an infant or toddler first aid/CPR certification and that no adult (15 years and older), regularly in the home has their name on the Central Registry for Abuse & Neglect or is required to register as a sex offender. A felony background check must be done for all individuals 15 years and older who reside at or will be present on the premises on a regular basis. Providers must have proof of $300,000 liability insurance.

As part of the application fee, day care providers will be provided educational information and training opportunities to meet the training requirements.

The Zoning Department requires a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) -or- Permitted Special Use (PSU) be obtained for these type of Day Care Family providers.

These materials and forms should be reviewed and completed as necessary. If you have any questions regarding these regulations, contact either the Health Department and/or the Zoning Department respectively.

Outside Resources

Get help finding child care providers at the Child Care Helpline.

Find child care assistance through the SD Department of Social Services.

Request child care provider options through Helpline's Child Care Intake Form.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.