for DayCare Centers
(1) Children shall be admitted in accordance with the conditions of the certificate
including, but not limited to, capacity, hours of operation, age range, and
(2) As required by state and federal civil rights laws, the center shall not
discriminate against any child on the basis of race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, marital status of parent, or because of a need for special care.
(3) The operator shall obtain the following information from parent(s) for each
child before admission:
- (a) Refusal by the operator to care for a child with a need for special
care because of lack of related skills and degree of competence, or because
of structural barriers in the center, shall not in itself establish a prima
facie case of discrimination. The decision to enroll/not enroll a child shall
be made on an individual basis after the child's child care needs have been
assessed using information from parents and professionals who are knowledgeable
about the specific handicap. The operator shall record the assessment that
was made for each special needs child.
- (b) I f a child with special needs is enrolled who needs a specific plan
for caring for that child, such a plan shall be developed in writing between
center staff, parent(s), and if necessary, outside specialists. All staff
who come in contact with that child shall be fully aware of the special plan.
(4) The operator shall obtain the following information from parent(s) of each
- (a) Name and birthrate of child;
- (b) Date child entered care;
- (c) Name(s) and home and business addresses and telephone numbers of the
- (d) The school attended by a school-age child;
- (e) Name, address, and telephone number of child's doctor and dentist;
- (f) Name and telephone number of person to be called in an emergency if
the parent cannot be located; and
- (g) Name and telephone number of person(s) to whom the child may be released.
(5) The operator shall obtain the following written authorizations from parent(s)
for each child at admission:
- (a) Schedule of feeding;
- (b) Types of food introduced and timetable for new foods;
- (c) Toilet and diapering schedule;
- (d) Sleep schedule;
- (e) Child's way of communicating and being comforted; and
- (f) Developmental and health history of any problems that could affect
the child's participation in child care.
(6) An opportunity shall be given for each child, with his/her parent(s) to have
a preplacement visit to the center and for the center staff to exchange information
with the parent(s).
- (a) Permission for the center to obtain emergency medical treatment for
the child. The emergency medical release shall be:
- (A) On a form accepted by the medical treatment facility used by the
operator for emergency medical services; and
- (B) Immediately accessible to all staff.
- (b) Permission for the center to call an ambulance or take a child to an
available physician or medical treatment facility; and
- (c) Approval when applicable for:
- (A) Participation in field trips; and
- (B) Participation in swimming or any other water activity, both on
and off the premises of the center.
(7) No child under six weeks of age shall be enrolled in a center.