Never assume that a license alone means that a program meets standards of high quality

Licensing is intended as a floor of quality to protect against harm.

Never assume that a license means a program has been inspected. Some state legislatures have not provided funds for inspection staff.

Never assume that a referral means that a program has been screened. In many cases, the child care referrals that you receive are based on self-reported information from caregivers who are operating legally, but whose services may not have been screened. This handbook and the conversations you have with a child care consultant will give you the information and ideas you need to decide whether the care you choose meets your requirements.

0 0

Post a comment