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ERIC Number: ED472728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 296
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Center Licensing Study, 2003.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report is a yearly update of information initially compiled in 1991 through a survey of the child care regulatory offices of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The report begins with an introduction, definition of terms, and a question and answer summary. The bulk of the report is organized in alphabetical order by state or territory, and contains the licensing and regulatory data for each entity in the following 32 categories: (1) number and definition of regulatory programs; (2) requirements; (3) regulations; (4) unannounced inspection policy; (5) complaint procedures; (6) staff qualifications; (7) staff prescreening; (8) staff training; (9) child documentation policy; (10) child immunization policy; (11) discipline policy; (12) emergency medical consent policy; (13) environmental policy; (14) national life safety fire code; (15) medication policy; (16) playground policy; (17) regulatory process subcontracting policy; (18) smoking policy; (19) swimming pool policy; (20) transportation policy; (21) drop-in child care; (22) infant care policy; (23) overnight care programs; (24) programs for children with disabilities; (25) school age care programs; (26) sick child care programs; (27) subsidized programs/tiered reimbursement rate; (28) surveillance camera policy; (29) reporting child abuse and neglect; (30) local contacts; (31) parental contacts; and (32) new or pending legislation. The report concludes with a list of the state/territory regulatory offices. (KB)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands