ERIC Number: ED390547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Child Day Care Center Licensing Study, 1995.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This study updates 1991 information from the Children's Foundation. It contains results of a survey of the regulatory offices of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The information is intended for use by center directors and staff, child advocates, the media, state and local regulatory offices, students, parents, and policymakers when conducting research or making decisions on behalf of children and families. The information is arranged in alphabetical order by state or territory, and categories of data for each include the following: (1) number and definition of regulatory programs; (2) requirements; (3) regulations; (4) unannounced inspection policy; (5) complaint procedure; (6) staff qualifications; (7) staff prescreening; (8) staff training; (9) child documentation policy; (10) child immunization policy; (11) discipline policy; (12) emergency medical consent policy; (13) swimming pool policy; (14) transportation policy; (15) infant care programs; (16) overnight care programs; (17) school age care programs; (18) sick child care programs; (19) subsidized child care programs; (20) programs for children with disabilities; (21) national life safety fire code; (22) child abuse and neglect; (23) local contact; and (24) pending legislation. The most significant conclusion to be drawn from the study was that there is no uniform way in which these 53 states and territories regulate child day care centers, preschools, nursery schools, prekindergartens, and religiously affiliated centers. (BGC)
Descriptors: Certification, Day Care Centers, Educational Legislation, Nursery Schools, Preschool Education, Standards, State Government, State Legislation, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys
Children's Foundation, 725 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005-2109 ($25, plus $3.75 shipping and handling. Orders must be prepaid in U.S. currency only).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.