ERIC Number: ED314197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Family Day Care Zoning. Local Officials Guide.
Cohen, Abby; And Others
This guide discusses city planning issues related to family day care zoning. The guide is divided into five sections. The first section discusses child care as a planning issue and focuses on changes in working patterns of families and in residential neighborhoods. The second section describes components of the child care delivery system, which include resource and referral agencies, in-home care, child care centers, and family day care. The third section focuses on family day care and the way in which planning interests are served by family day care. The fourth section discusses zoning ordinances that concern family day care, particularly, the ways in which zoning can limit family day care, the impact of licensing on zoning, the impact of zoning on licensing, analysis of zoning issues, and the process of dealing with legitimate problems caused by a family day care home. The final section discusses zoning solutions, including the definition of family day care, treatment by local law, the small and large family day care home, and desirable provisions for nondiscretionary or discretionary permits. Appendixes include the American Planning Association child care policy, lists of child care resource and referral agencies and state licensing agencies, and a sample permit procedure and permit ordinance. (RJC)
Descriptors: Community Planning, Family Day Care, Land Use, Local Government, Local Issues, Local Legislation, Neighborhoods, Urban Planning, Zoning
Publications Sales, National League of Cities, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004 ($20.00, plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities, Washington, DC.