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Culp3059 08:27 PM 01-31-2021
I own a home in PA but I dont live in it. Id like to start a daycare but I read a group/family wont be an option since I dont reside there. What can I do?
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Michael 10:15 PM 01-31-2021
Welcome to the forum! Here are your regulations for Pennsylvania Group Homes: https://www.daycare.com/pennsylvania...are-homes.html
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Cat Herder 08:46 AM 02-01-2021
After school and summer programs that serve school aged kids tend to have different licensing rules. Check those out.

Right now there are all kinds of grants for those willing to offer full time virtual school. That may be a great way to go if you are so inclined.

Birth to 4 is pretty strict and not likely to give variances.
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Unregistered 09:55 AM 02-01-2021
Originally Posted by Cat Herder:
After school and summer programs that serve school aged kids tend to have different licensing rules. Check those out.

Right now there are all kinds of grants for those willing to offer full time virtual school. That may be a great way to go if you are so inclined.

Birth to 4 is pretty strict and not likely to give variances.


Where can I find info on school age/summer programs?
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Cat Herder 10:24 AM 02-01-2021
Give me 30 minutes to wrap up lunch and I will look for it for you.
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Cat Herder 10:40 AM 02-01-2021
Start here for the grants: https://pennsylvania.grantwatch.com/...ol-grants.html

I have to mop, now.
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Cat Herder 11:08 AM 02-01-2021
I was reading where you can be exempt if you only do school age care for a set amount of time: https://www.publichealthlawcenter.or...s-pennsylvania

Group Child Day Care Homes
This chapter [Group Child Day Care Homes] does not apply to:

This chapter is not applicable to a part-day school-age program for children who attend kindergarten or older but under 16 years of age as follows:

* It also says you have to complete the 40 hour orientation, first, before even beginning. It would be a great opportunity to find out exactly how your state will allow you to open. - https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Chi...gulations.aspx

(b) A legal entity or a representative of the legal entity shall participate in an orientation training provided by the Department within 12 months prior to commencing operation of the group child day care home. The orientation does not count toward the annual minimum of 6 hours of child care training required in 3280.31(e) (relating to age and training).
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