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Health and Safety Requirements and Standards

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Each State has a minimum number of children in care (i.e., threshold) that determines when a license is required.

The National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement produced this series of licensing reports to support the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care’s, goal of children served in safe, healthy child care settings.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on defining and identifying child care providers operating illegally, the enforcement of States’ statutes, and methods used to support providers in becoming licensed.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on practices and policies pertaining to serious injuries and fatalities in child care.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report addresses how state child care licensing agencies coordinate in various ways with other state and local authorities to address building and physical facility safety and ensure that monitoring is efficient and not...

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about health services, nutrition, and caring for children with disabilities in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about family involvement in the classroom/program, family communication and education, and family support and resources  for the care of infants and toddlers in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards found in learning environment, developmental domains addressed in learning activities, and observation/assessment methods to track children’s development for the care of infants and toddlers in center-...

The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies of group child care home licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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