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Licensing 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.

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.

This document is a two-page summary of a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing. The National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement produced these reports to support the U.S.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on the characteristics of a strong statute that provides the backbone for the creation, maintenance, and enforcement of licensing rules.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on States’ inspection policies and practices – guidelines and rules on monitoring providers’ compliance with the law and the regulations.

This report focuses on activities, authority, and staffing as parts of a quality assurance system designed to ensure that child care licensing rules are applied consistently and fairly across a State.

Enforcement, that part of the licensing process dedicated to ensuring compliance with the law and the regulations, is critical for the delivery of quality, safe child care services.

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.

This issue brief provides an overview of nine ways that State child care licensing programs are increasing their use of technology, including the use of data for caseload management and supervisory oversight, automation to support risk management and consistency in enforcement actions, linkages

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report describes various methods States are using to define compliance and monitor child care facilities efficiently and effectively.

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