Risk Assessment and Licensing Compliance

States’ licensing systems are operating under competing pressures to both improve the health and safety of children in child care while maximizing administrative cost efficiencies. With limited resources, licensing administrators are working to ensure that monitoring visits focus on what is most important in keeping children safe. This paper presents a range of approaches States have taken to assess the risk of harm to children when facilities are not in compliance with licensing requirements. Included are examples of seven States that have a process for risk assessment or define levels of noncompliance or violations in their child care licensing regulations generally based on the risk posed to children.

Publication Date: 
May 17, 2013
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