Licensing Administration

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State government agencies responsible for regulating child care providers often have the dual role of ensuring that providers are compliant with the licensing laws and regulations as well as educating the public on the importance of those laws and regulations in keeping children safe from harm...

Many States and Territories have identified a goal of revising state licensing requirements. Implementing a successful change initiative requires a thorough assessment of the process, required resources, timing, challenges and context.

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.

Program quality standards reflect the structure and practices of programs to provide safe, legal, and effective services to children.