ERIC Number: ED463896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Regulation of Child Care. Early Childhood Research & Policy Briefs, Volume 2, Number 1.
Azer, Sheri; Morgan, Gwen; Clifford, Richard M.; Crawford, Gisele M.
Licensing is the first line of protection for children in out-of-family child care settings in the United States. The highest level of program quality assurance available to most parents is through accreditation systems, which are intended to identify high quality programs. This research and policy brief, a quarterly synthesis of issues addressed by investigators and affiliates of the National Center for Early Development and Learning, examines the state of knowledge of regulation in the United States. The brief explores why regulation is currently an issue, and what research says about regulatable elements of quality in child care. The brief also summarizes what is known about state licensing, and offers recommendations in the areas of licensing, funding, and research to improve child care regulation in the United States. A chart provides salient characteristics of licensing regulations for each of the states. Also included is a fact sheet summarizing findings in the larger report. (Contains 47 references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Change Strategies, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Research Needs, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Early Development & Learning, Chapel Hill, NC.