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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 necessary.

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 s...See More
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Terri in CA On 6/18/09, Schari wrote: > > The licensing requirements and ratios in some states astound > me. And did you say CA is considering not having annual > inspections of licensed homes? > I dont know about home day cares. But I know with the current cuts they are talking about licensing would not do random checks of centers (not the home...See More
Jun 22, 2009
montmo Terri: I had my initial visit this afternoon and I brought up your mention of CA going to the initial visits and complaints only approach. I forgot what she told me her brother does in CA - something in the state gov't. She said that CA would not go that route cause they know what liability that would put the state from past experience when "things...See More
Jun 22, 2009
Schari Congrats on your good inspection! Keep up the good work.

On 6/22/09, montmo wrote: > Terri: I had my initial visit this afternoon and I brought up your > mention of CA going to the initial visits and complaints only > approach. I forgot what she told me her brother does in CA - > something in the state gov't. She said that CA w...See More
Jun 27, 2009
montmo On 6/27/09, Schari wrote: > Congrats on your good inspection! Keep up the good work. > > Thanks! I am glad I finally did it. Montmo
Jun 28, 2009
msmichelle You might be mistaken somewhat, yes in general churches daycares do not have to be licensed meaning they do not have to abide by SOME childcare regulations. But they still have to abide by state health & safety rules such as having a fire extinguisher or emergency exits etc.. Any public building are by law to follow these rules children or no c...See More
Jul 2, 2009


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