Child Care

We help protect children and staff from foodborne illness and other infectious diseases by inspecting child care facilities, providing education about proper hand washing, sanitizing and food handling.

El Paso County has over 360 licensed child care facilities.  Environmental Health Specialists inspect child care facilities to assure compliance with the Colorado Regulations Governing Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities. We also investigate consumer complaints, assist with illness investigations and conduct thorough reviews of plans for new and remodeled facilities. 

To file a complaint or express a concern about a child care center, email [email protected] or call


Request a Health Inspection for a new or remodeled Child Care Program

Request a Health Inspection for a Change of Ownership

Request a Health Inspection for a Room Change

Please note: A Room Change Application is required for adding additional rooms and/or relicensing existing rooms

If you choose not to complete an electronic application, completed PDF applications can be emailed to [email protected], mailed, or delivered to the Environmental Health Office.