The Early Learning Division’s Office of Child Care recently completed a full review and revision of child care licensing rules. The rule process included input from child care providers and other community members. The rules are based on best practices for children’s development and national health and safety standards. The licensing rules provide the foundation for high quality early learning environments. Child care rules cover health and safety, record keeping, enrollment and program activities. The rules also address the training and experience required of staff, and rules on applying for and maintaining a license.
Open Proposed Child Care Rules web page to view the proposed rule books and link to documents describing the major changes.