ERIC Number: ED377940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Protecting Our Children: State and Federal Policies for Exempt Child Care Settings.
This study examined the extent to which states are adequately ensuring the health and safety of children who are cared for in informal care settings receiving public funds. Protections were analyzed for children receiving in-home care or family child care in settings that are legally exempt from state licensing or registration requirements. The report begins with background information on policy and exempt child care. The next section reports on protections for children attending exempt family child care, noting that these children receive few health and safety inspections. The implications of state inspections, staff training, immunizations, and criminal background checks are discussed, as are recommended steps states should take to ensure the health and safety of these children. The next section discusses protection for children being cared for in their own homes, and steps the states should take to ensure their safety. Three appendixes contain requirements listed by state for subsidized family child care providers who are exempt from licensure; and inspection, child immunization, and criminal background and child abuse registry check requirements for relatives and for unrelated caregivers who provide subsidized child care. (WP)
Descriptors: Certification, Child Health, Child Safety, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Quality Control, Safety, State Regulation
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 ($5.95, plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Primerica Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; American Express Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants