Child care is regulated in many ways. Usually, there are health and safety codes at the local level, and licensing requirements at the state level. While most states check caregivers for criminal records or records of child abuse, the types of care that are regulated, how they are defined, how often they are inspected, and the specific standards that are required differ greatly from state to state.
It's important to understand how child care is licensed in your state and to see how your own standards compare with your state's requirements. The program that sent you this booklet offers a summary of each state's child care regulations.
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