ERIC Number: ED456937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family Child Care Licensing Study, 2001.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings of the 2001 national survey of state child care regulatory agencies to update and expand family child care regulatory information published in the 2000 study. Data on small family child care homes and group or large family child care homes are organized into the following 23 categories: (1) number of regulated homes; (2) definitions and regulatory requirements; (3) unannounced inspection procedure; (4) tracking of license 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) tiered reimbursement for subsidized children; (20) zoning regulations; (21) available resources; (22) local contact; and (23) pending/new legislation. The introduction to the report presents the methodology; defines terms; and lists regulatory requirements for family child care homes for each of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This section also answers questions related to number of providers, methods of state regulation, exemptions, child caregiver requirements, caregiver/child ratios, and inspections. The bulk of the report then details data for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. A list of regulatory agencies is appended. (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
Children's Foundation, National Child Care Advocacy Program, 725 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005-2109. Tel: 202-347-3300; Fax: 202-347-3382; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.childrensfoundation.net.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.