Equity Considerations for the Child Care Licensing System

Given the prominent role of the child care licensing system, it is important to determine how the licensing system can be more equitable on behalf of children and families through its work with child care providers. It is also important to determine how licensing can partner with providers to address equity. The purpose of this resource is to provide questions for licensing administrators and their staff to help identify and consider possible inequities in the licensing system. The questions are organized in eight sections.  

  • Licensing Leadership
  • Licensing Staff
  • Communication
  • Provider and Family Voices 
  • Data and Evaluation
  • Regulations
  • Prelicensure and Initial Support for Providers
  • Provider Training and Technical Assistance
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2021
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