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Health Inspections for Child Care Facilities
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Health Inspections for Child Care Facilities

Health inspections are required for all Boulder County licensed child care facilities. We strive to make the inspections less regulatory and more educational. Inspections are based on the criteria found in our Health Inspection Form.

What to Expect at a Health Inspection

A health inspection can take an average of 2 to 5 hours of time on site, depending on the type of program, age of children, how many child care rooms the program has, whether diapering is done, and the extent of the food service provided. Inspections may also require follow up visits and on-site training.

The fee for programs providing more extensive care is higher due to the amount of time it takes to complete the health inspection.

Fees Effective Jan. 1, 2015

Health Inspection Fees

ServiceDescriptionType of FacilityCostFrequency
Child Care Health Inspection (Programs providing more extensive care)
  • Comprehensive inspection
  • Follow up visits
  • On-site training, if needed
  • Programs with regular diapering (infant/toddler, special needs requiring diapering)
  • Programs with extensive food preparation
  • Full-day preschools
  • Residential camps
  • Group homes
  • Residential treatment facilities
Child Care Health Inspection (Programs providing less extensive care)
  • Comprehensive inspection
  • Follow up visits
  • On-site training, if needed
  • Part-day preschools
  • Day camps
  • Before and after school programs
  • Day treatment centers
  • Kindergarten enrichment programs
$170Every two years
Plan Review
  • Review of plan
  • Construction inspection
  • Opening inspection
  • On-site training, if needed
  • Any new or extensively remodeled programs
  • Any programs changing ownership
$300 for first four hours $65/hour for additional hoursAt opening, remodel, or change of ownership
General ConsultationConsultation regarding purchasing a facility, new locations, or new facilitiesAll$170As requested

Inspection fees are billed after the inspection.

Plan Review

Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) requires a plan review prior to building, remodeling, or opening a child care program.

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