Trends in Child Care Licensing Requirements for 2020
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance has conducted a large-scale research study of child care licensing provider and facility requirements every three years since 2005. The current study looks at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for 2020. Topics covered include staff and provider qualifications and training requirements, child-staff ratios and group sizes, requirements for the care of children, and health and safety requirements for child care facilities. These research briefs describe changes in licensing requirements by comparing the 2020 findings with the findings from the 2017 Child Care Licensing Study.
Additional resources and tools about child care licensing are available at Child Care Licensing Tools and Resources.
- Protecting Children's Health and Safety
- Health and Safety Requirements and Standards
- Building and Facility Requirements
- Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
- Child-Staff Ratios and Group Sizes
- Family/Group Child Care Home Requirements
- Infant/Toddler Care Requirements
- Licensing Exemptions
- Provider/Staff Requirements and Qualifications
- Requirements for the Care of Children
- School-Age/Out-of-School Time Requirements