Child Care Providers
Child care providers work day in and day out to provide high quality child care. We are always here to answer questions that come up in your work so that complex legal questions don’t get in the way of your ability to serve the children in your care.
Our “Know the Law” series will help you find answers to questions about your rights and responsibilities at any time. Click on the links below under each topic area to get more information specific to that topic, or check out the whole “Know the Law” series.
Looking for information about landlord/tenant law for family child care homes?
Landlords cannot prevent you from operating a family child care home in your rented property. Our short video explains five things family child care providers need to know. The law is also explained in Know the law regarding family child care homes and rental property in California.
Looking for Information about Immunization Requirements?
The Administration for Children and Families asserts that it’s critical that children in early childhood programs are vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immunization recommendations. In addition to the vaccinations that a state requires to enter child care, Head Start programs are required to help children in their care become current with their vaccinations. New guidance for child care programs explains the rules. California law has strict conditions parents must meet if they do not immunize and want their children to attend child care. The California law is explained in “Know the Law About Immunization Requirements When Children Enter Child Care in California.”
Are you looking for information about serving children with disabilities?
The American with Disabilities Act requires that children with disabilities must be included in child care programs. Know the law about children with disabilities and child care.
Do you have a question about releasing children from child care?
Only parents, legal guardians and a person with written authorization from the parent with physical custody may pick up a child from your program. Know the law about who may pick up a child from child care.
Do you have questions about business licenses and zoning permits?
Do you have questions about Community Care Licensing?
We have several “Know the Law” titles about Community Care Licensing and family child care. You can also get answers about state licensing requirements at your regional child care program office.
Do you want to know more about immunization requirements and child care?
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Legal Issues for Family Child Care Providers – Mandated Child Abuse Reporters (Document)
- Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
- Know the Law About Who May Pick a Child Up From Child Care in California (Document)
- Legal Issues for Family Child Care Providers – Housing and Property Law (Document)
- Legal Issues for Family Child Care Providers – Licensing Requirements and Policies (Document)
- If Licensing Finds A Problem in Your Family Child Care Home in California (Document)
- Parent Voices