Arizona Arizona

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Attendance Records; Admission and Release of Children

A. The facility shall keep attendance records, on Department approved forms, indicating the time of arrival and departure for child care personnel on each day of work. The attendance record shall be co-signed weekly by the provider and the child care personnel.

B. The provider shall require that the parent or guardian sign an attendance record on Department-approved forms indicating the time of arrival and departure for each enrolled child on each day present. The provider shall also maintain a record of the days and hours that non-enrolled children are present at the facility during hours of operation. All attendance records shall be maintained in the facility for a period of two calendar years.

C. The provider shall require that the parent or guardian designate in writing those individuals 15 years of age and older who are authorized to admit or pick up the child. No child shall be released to a person younger than 15 years of age.

D. The provider shall require that all authorized individuals, other than the parent or guardian, present picture identification prior to releasing the child from the day care group home.

E. A child shall not be admired to the facility if the child's presence will cause the facility to exceed its certified capacity pursuant to A.R.S. § 36-897(1).

F. No child shall be allowed to admit or release herself from a day care group home unless she is of school age and written authorization is provided by the child's parent or guardian when the child is enrolled. If written authorization is brought to the facility by the child, the authorization shall be verified with the parent or guardian upon receipt.

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