Key Considerations for Addressing School-Age Needs in Licensing Regulations
This brief is based on a review of selected states’ school-age childcare licensing requirements. It draws on a scan of state childcare licensing regulations conducted by the Afterschool Alliance; it also includes information from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). The brief offers state childcare licensing agencies a list of key considerations for creating school-age licensing requirements that meaningfully address school-age needs in areas including:
- Staff Qualifications and Professional Development Requirements
- Age-Appropriate Health and Safety Training
- Developmentally Appropriate Programming
This resource is available in Spanish.