Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers
- No person shall operate, establish, manage, conduct, assist in
or maintain a Day Care Center, or hold out, advertise or represent by any
means to do so, without first obtaining a license from the Department pursuant
to 3l Del.C., Chapter 3. Any person so involved shall be subject to
criminal or civil penalties in accordance with State Law.
- A license shall be issued only to the Center for which application
is made and for the address on the application, and shall not be transferable,
assignable or subject to sale.
- When a Center is sold, leased or discontinued or the operation
has moved to a new location or the license has been revoked, the current license
immediately becomes null and void and shall be returned to the Department.
- A Center shall comply with the applicable provisions of Titles
VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
Executive Order No. 11246 of September 24, 1965, and any other Federal or
State anti-discriminatory act, law, statute, regulation or policy, along with
all amendments and revisions of such laws.
- The Department may investigate or visit any Center licensed, with
or without notice, to examine the condition of the Center. The Chief Administrator
shall allow authorized Department representatives access to any information
reasonably related to compliance with applicable licensing requirements.
- A. A Center shall admit representatives of the Department and furnish all
reasonable facilities for thorough examination of its records and reports.
- The Department is authorized to request the appropriate State and
local fire, health and building officials to conduct inspections and examinations
of a Center to determine compliance with State and local ordinances, codes
and regulations with reports submitted to the Department.
- An investigation shall be made if a complaint is received by the
Department. The Department shall notify the Center that a complaint is being
investigated. The results of the Department's investigation shall be reported
in writing to the Center investigated. If the complaint is substantiated or
if any other violations are found as a result of the investigation, the Center
shall be required to abate the violations and come into full compliance with
State Law and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department.