ERIC Number: ED264697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Model Child Care Standards Act--Guidance to States to Prevent Child Abuse in Day Care Facilities.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
The document offers guidelines to states regarding review and revision of child care statutes, standards, and policies to address the prevention of child sexual abuse in day care facilities. General information is also provided on changes in state standards in recent years. Each of six sections examines findings of the 1981 Comparative Licensing study and reports results of the Department's review in 1984 of all current and some proposed state licensing standards and registration requirements. The following areas are addressed: parent visitation and other parent participation (the role of parents in preventing child sexual abuse); employment history checks of staff and other background screening (criminal records checks, FBI checks); staff qualification requirments by job classification; probationary periods for new staff; staff training, development, supervision and evaluation; and staff-child ratios. Appendixes include summaries of qualifications by job classification and of staff-child ratio requirements. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Note: Appendices A, "Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs" and B, "Child Welfare League of America Standards for Day Care Service," were removed because of copyright restrictions. Appendix E contains small print.