The licensing requirements and ratios in some states astound
me. And did you say CA is considering not having annual
inspections of licensed homes?
Quite honestly I think it is a sad state of affairs that
somebody would take care of other peoples children and not
provide a safe environment, even without licensing.
But some people do. And they have to have those licensing
requirements and annual visits to enforce even a minimum
amount of safety for the children.
I will stick to my 6 children and 3 easy to get to exits.
I don't know how anybody with a conscience could ever put $$$
over the safety and well being of children.
On 6/07/09, montmo wrote:
> When I read about that tragedy it makes me so sad.I can not
> begin to imagine the horror those families are going
> through. I heard they only had one exit and there were
> almost 150 children in there with babies included.
> I am going through licensing right now for a home care and
> it is so easy to think some of the licensing requirements
> seem so over the top and picky. I wonder if the day cares
> that are housed in churches(they have different regulations
> in our state then commercial and home cares and the rules
> are more "lenient")are prepared to not find themselves in a
> similar situation in an emergency where quick exits are
> Another situation I wanted to discuss is the different
> regulations in our state regarding licensed and non
> licenced home day cares. I have found out that insurance
> coverage relates to this. In our state if a provider has a
> limited number of children in her home(I think it is 6 plus
> her own) she does not have to be licensed. To be licenced
> she can only have up to 10 children including her own if
> she has any child younger then 3 years. If she has all
> children over the age of 3, she can have up to 12 including
> her own children. That means if a parent has six children,
> she can have up to 12 children and not need to be licensed!
> Most insurance companies will not cover a home care unless
> it is licensed with those restrictions. They will not
> insure until that home is licensed. Meanwhile a provider
> can be operating a service that is not licensed and not
> have insurance coverage. Do parents not ask if that is the
> case? Why would a fewer number of children mean that safety
> precautions do not have to be met? Are those children not
> as precious as a child who attends a large day care? To me
> ANY home day care and any service that provides day care
> should be licensed. I don't understand why day cares in
> churches do not have to follow the same guidelines as any
> other provider. The regulations are not unreasonable.
> I know. I know. It all comes to $$$$$$ and states don't
> have it. Anyone want to discuss any of this? montmo