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ERIC Number: ED467074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 269
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Family Child Care Licensing Study, 2002.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings of the 2002 national survey of state child care regulatory agencies to update and expand family child care regulatory information published in the 2001 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 procedures; (4) tracking of denials and revocations; (5) complaint procedures (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 and new legislation. The report's introduction describes the methodology; defines terms; and lists regulatory requirements for family child care homes for each of the 50 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)
Children's Foundation, National Child Care Advocacy Program, 725 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005-2109 ($51.75). Tel: 202-347-3300; Fax: 202-347-3382; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.