Equity Considerations for the Child Care Licensing System

Given the prominence of the child care licensing system, it is important to determine how it can be more equitable on behalf of the providers, and the children and families it serves. This issue brief provides questions for licensing administrators and their staff to help identify and consider inequities in the licensing systems. The questions are organized into eight sections: (1) licensing leadership; (2) licensing staff; (3) communication; (4) provider and family voices; (5) data and evaluation; (6) regulations; (7) pre-licensure and initial support for providers; and (8) provider training and technical assistance.  

See the excellent related webinar, Role and Responsibility of Licensing in Achieving Equity in the Early Childhood System

Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance
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Issue brief
8 pages
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