ERIC Number: ED339529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Day Care Advocacy Project, 1991.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report contains the results of a nationwide survey of state regulatory agencies and is intended to update family day care licensing information gathered in 1990. In May 1991, the central regulatory agency in each of 50 states and the District of Columbia was asked to verify information gathered in the 1990 survey and answer further questions on family day care homes. Introductory sections of this report concern: (1) definitions of terms used in the report; (2) a list of answers, drawn from the survey data, to frequently asked questions about day care center regulation; and (3) a tabular presentation of states' regulations concerning licensing and number of children allowed per home. The bulk of the report consists of a state-by-state listing of the information gathered from the questionnaire. This information is presented in nine categories: (1) regulations and requirements, including an in-depth examination of requirements for large family day care homes; (2) training and orientation; (3) provider qualifications; (4) discipline; (5) zoning; (6) regulations concerning sick children; (7) the National Life Safety Fire Code; (8) a list of local offices; and (9) pending legislation. It is concluded from the study that there is no uniformity among states in the regulation of family day care, and that there are variations among the states in dealing with each of the nine categories. (BC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Discipline Policy, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, National Surveys, State Agencies, State Legislation, Zoning
The Children's Foundation, 725 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Day Care Licensing; National Life Safety Fire Code; Regulatory Agencies; Sick Child Care; State Regulation