ERIC Number: ED433917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Child Care Licensing Study, 1999.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings of the 1999 national survey of state child care regulatory agencies to update and expand family child care regulatory information published in the 1998 study. Data on small family child care homes and group or large family child care homes are organized in 22 categories: (1) number of regulated homes; (2) definitions and regulatory requirements; (3) unannounced inspection procedure; (4) tracking of denials and revocations; (5) complaint procedure; (6) provider qualifications; (7) provider training and orientation; (8) discipline policy; (9) emergency medical consent policy; (10) environmental policy; (11) immunization policy for children; (12) national life safety fire code policy; (13) nutrition policy; (14) smoking policy; (15) before and after school programs; (16) infant care programs; (17) programs for children with disabilities; (18) sick child care programs; (19) zoning regulations; (20) available resources; (21) local contact; and (22) pending/new legislation. The introduction of the report presents the methodology; defines relevant terms; lists regulatory requirements for family and large child care homes for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and contains a question/answer summary related to number of providers, methods of state regulation, exemptions, child caregiver requirements, provider/child ratios, and inspections. The bulk of the report details data for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Appended is a list of regulatory offices. (KB)
Descriptors: Certification, Child Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Compliance (Legal), Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Family Day Care, Legal Responsibility, National Surveys, State Legislation, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.