Child Care Aware® of America
The Child Care State Licensing Database was developed for policy makers, child care advocates, and providers interested in aligning state child care licensing requirements with Caring for Our Children Basics guidelines. Adhering to stringent guidelines, researchers determined ratings of “meets” or “does not meet” for each standard. A “meets” rating was only granted when a state’s child care licensing regulations covered every element of a given standard. Current ratings have not been vetted by state administrators at this time.
Begin to explore this database by selecting a state below. From there, select a Topic from the menu below to view an overview of ratings for state child care licensing; click on “Learn More” for a deeper dive into each standard.
We look forward to expanding this database and our reporting of results as we identify and define a benchmarking tool to show state progress in regulatory alignment. To learn more about our methodology, review our report, Introduction to Child Care Aware® of America’s Child Care Licensing Database: Initial Findings. For more information about the Child Care State Licensing Database, to participate on our benchmarking work group, or to let us know that your state’s regulations have been updated, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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