ERIC Number: ED058959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Problems on Licensing Family Day Care Homes.
Galambos, Eva C.
This document reports on a three-year demonstration day care project. The Southern Regional Education Board has responsibility for coordinating the project, providing training and assistance, and evaluating the program over the three-year period. Specifically, this report is one of a series of bulletins around a variety of topics related to day care. The point is made that the need to expand day care services nationally has focused attention on some of the problems and inconsistencies associated with application of existing day care licensing regulations. Concurrent with another study, the Southeastern Day Care Project (SDCP) has reviewed current practices in family day care licensing in the eight states of the Project. The reasons for this review include: (1) Expanding day care services need to have their standards reviewed; (2) Children need to be protected from placement in situations that present possible danger to their health, safety, and development; and (3) Numerous problems have arisen in the SDCP states when securing of family day care licenses was attempted in connection with federally funded programs. The general difficulty encountered in obtaining licensing has been a deterrent to the development of family day care and a factor in preventing residents of housing projects in the region to proceed with service. Current day care standards were reviewed to resolve some of these problems. This review has revealed that rigid provisions in licensing may impede the provision of a needed service. It is proposed that day care homes receiving government funds be registered instead of licensed. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Southeastern Day Care Project; United States (South)