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.

Related Topics
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Affordability and availability
Health and Safety and Licensing
Compliance and training
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
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Issue brief
6 pages
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