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ERIC Number: ED059763
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Basic Issues in Day Care Licensing.
Class, Norris
Three basic issues of day care licensing are dealt with in this paper. These are: (1) Should day care licensing be statutority separate from other child care licensing programs? (2) Where should day care licensing be administratively located? and (3) How much of the safeguarding and upgrading of service can licensing carry in relation to possibly other regulatory programs that might be implemented? The study shows that the differential attitude towards the function of day care and day care licensing was forcibly brought out in a recent research program. It is concluded that as a cultural difference exists as to the function of day care licensing as compared to 24-hour foster care licensing, there would seem to be much operational valor in achieving separability. With respect to the second issue, currently licensing responsibility is carried out mainly by state or state-local departments of public welfare. It is concluded that the possible assignment of day care licensing to state health departments is preferable if there is any possibility of health departments developing a dynamic division of maternal and child health. With respect to the third question, attention is called to accreditation programs under public or private (voluntary) auspices. The Child Welfare League of America is a good example of how a voluntary accreditation agency can go beyond the public licensing authority. It is concluded that a cooperative program in which the public agency licenceses a center and a private one goes beyond the minimum safeguards would be the best solution. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (CK)
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