Child Care Licensing

Regulation Reminders

  • All employees have 90 days from date of hire to obtain the new federal health and safety orientation training and First Aid/CPR. This is in addition to the basic six training that they must receive their first year. Click Here for FREE Training Online
  • GCCA asked DECAL to work with providers  on deadlines for existing staff. They are working through Technical Assistance for existing staff hired after 9/30/16 and ALL must have it no later than 7/1/17 or citations will be given.
  • Comprehensive Fingerprint Background Checks are on HOLD until 10/1/2017. DECAL has filed and received a waiver for a delay of implementation of the federal government until Oct. 2018. Providers can use the "provisional employee" state GCIC checks and submit to Cogent within 21 days of hire a fingerprint check.
  • See most updated notice from DECAL on deadlines

Issues That Matter to Our Members

  • Limiting exemptions to licensing so that all programs must adhere to health and safety standards when caring for children
  • Review playground regulations and understanding what could trigger an unwanted violation
  • Review regulations specific to after school population and work with DECAL to amend existing regulations to be more age appropriate
  •  Supervision citation as an "add on" rule violation when an incident occurs
  • Know your rights to refute a citation without impacting your relationship with your consultant
  • Understand the new enforcement policies and don't have "repeat" violations that can cost program compliancy points