ERIC Number: ED424952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Handbook for Family Child Care Homes.
Nebraska State Dept. of Health and Human Services, Lincoln.
Published by Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services, this guide provides information that will help parents and providers ensure that their child receives the best possible care from a licensed child care home provider. The guide also serves as a basis for discussion between parents and their child care providers to make a child's experience in child care safe and happy. Regulations are presented for both Family Child Care Home I (provider's residence, 4-8 children) and Family Child Care Home II (up to 12 children, either in the provider's residence or another site). The first section of information addresses: (1) choosing quality child care; (2) what parents should do; (3) what child care providers should do; (4) appropriate guidance; (5) complaint procedures; and (6) compliance review forms. The second section focuses on Family Child Care Homes I-II regulations, and includes: (1) definitions; (2) provider requirements; (3) background checks; (4) child care provider training; (5) licensing capacity and child/staff ratio; (6) facility; (7) fire safety; (8) child health; (9) food preparation and serving; (10) daily activities; (11) infant care; (12) transportation; and (13) overnight care. The third section of the guide lists additional regulations for Family Child Care Home II as well as administrative and staffing issues. (SD)
Descriptors: Certification, Child Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Family Day Care, Legal Responsibility, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, School Law, State Legislation, State Regulation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Health and Human Services, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska