ERIC Number: ED119846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Day Care Licensing Policies and Practices: A State Survey, July 1975.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This report presents data from a state-by-state survey of recent legislative action taken in revising day care licensing statutes and similar action taken in revising administrative procedures. A questionnaire was developed for surveying each of the 50 states, plus New York City and the District of Columbia, to obtain four types of information: (1) knowledge and use of the OCD "Guides for Day Care Licensing"; (2) recent legislation and changes in regulations for day care licensing; (3) state emphasis on day care licensing as evidenced by organizational structure, procedures and staffing; and (4) the need for and interest in receiving materials and technical assistance and participating in regional workshops. Questionnaires were distributed during 1974 and a follow-up in-depth telephone survey was conducted during July 1975 to update the data. Information is presented in six major tables: (1) nature and status of state day care licensing statutes (including 1970-75 statute changes); (2) nature and status of state day care licensing regulations and standards; (3) classification of facilities and licenses; (4) statewide organization of day care licensing; (5) licensing unit duties and staff; and (6) state licensing data. A brief introduction to the tables offers analysis and interpretation of the data. (ED)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Cooperation, Certification, Coordination, Day Care, Facilities, Family Day Care, Financial Support, Inspection, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Social Services, State Legislation, State Standards
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (ECS Report No. 72, Paper, $2.50); A few pages may not reproduce well in hard copy due to small print
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.