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.

Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
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Issue brief
6 pages
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