ERIC Number: ED407078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Child Day Care Center Licensing Study, 1997.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
The 1997 Child Care Center Licensing Study contains an update of information compiled in 1991 by the Children's Foundation. The data was obtained from the central regulatory office of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The study is organized in alphabetical order by states and territories. The requirements, regulations and policies pertaining to child day care centers in each field are divided into 26 categories: definition and number of regulated programs, requirements, regulations, unannounced inspection policy, complaint procedure, staff qualifications, staff prescreening, staff training, child documentation policy, child immunization policy, discipline policy, emergency medical consent policy, environmental policy, smoking policy, swimming pool policy, transportation policy, infant care programs, overnight care programs, school age care programs, sick child care programs, subsidized child care programs, programs for children with disabilities, national life safety fire code, child abuse and neglect, local contact, and new or pending legislation. The 1997 study shows a 4 percent increase in the number of regulated child care centers since 1996, and a more than 12 percent increase from the first study published in 1991. A question and answer summary reflects the questions asked most often. Included are definitions of terms and a list of the regulatory offices for each state or territory. (WJC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Definitions, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Employment Qualifications, Government Role, Immunization Programs, Infants, Legislation, National Surveys, Safety, School Age Day Care, Sick Child Care, Staff Development, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.