Colorado Childcare
State Requirements

Requirements for Personnel
A. General Requirements
1. Primary providers must physically reside at the family child care home and must provide the child care.
2. Primary providers and/or substitutes must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Aides must be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Aides and volunteers shall work under the direct supervision of a primary provider at all times.
3. Providers, employees, substitutes, and volunteers must demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of children and a concern for their proper care and well-being.
4. Children for whom the provider has custody and responsibility must not have been placed in foster care or residential care because the provider or other resident of the home was abusive, neglectful, or a danger to the health, safety, or well-being of those children.
5. Providers must not be under the influence of any substance that impairs their ability to care for children.
6. The primary provider is responsible for ensuring that all employees, substitutes and volunteers are familiar with the children in care, the Rules Regulating Family Child Care Homes rules, the home’s policies, and the location of children’s files and emergency numbers.
7. The primary provider must plan for the selection, orientation, training and/or staff development of any employee, volunteer, or substitute.
8. The primary provider must plan for and supervise the care and activities of children.
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