Children shall be admitted only in accordance with the conditions of the certificate, including, but not limited to, capacity, hours of operation, age range, and special conditions.
As required by state and federal civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the certified family child care home shall not discriminate against any child on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, marital status of parent, or because of a need for special care.
Refusal by the provider to care for a child with a need for special care because of lack of related skills and degree of competence or because of structural barriers in the certified family child care home, shall not in itself establish a prima facie case of discrimination. The decision to enroll/not enroll a child shall be made on an individual basis after the child’s child care needs have been assessed using information from parents and professionals who are knowledgeable about the specific disability. The provider shall record the assessment that was made for each child with special needs.
If a child with special needs is enrolled who needs a specific plan for caring for that child, such a plan shall be developed in writing between the provider, parent(s) and, if necessary, outside specialists. The provider shall be responsible for ensuring that all caregivers have knowledge of the plan and act in compliance with the plan.
The provider shall obtain the following information in writing from parent(s) of each child before admission. The information shall be kept current at all times.
Name and birth date of child;
Name(s), home and business addresses and telephone numbers, and the working hours of custodial parent(s) or guardian(s);
The school attended by a school-age child;
Name and telephone number of child’s medical provider(s) and dentist, if applicable.
Name and telephone number of person to be called in an emergency if the parent cannot be located; and
Name and telephone number of person(s) to whom the child may be released.
Any chronic health problem(s), including allergies, the child has.
The provider shall obtain the following written authorizations from parent(s) of each child before admission. The authorizations shall be kept current at all times.
Permission for the provider to obtain emergency medical treatment for the child. The emergency medical release shall be on a form accepted by the medical treatment facility used by the provider for emergency medical services;
Permission for the provider to call an ambulance or take a child to an available physician or medical treatment facility;
If applicable, permission for the child to participate in field trips; and
If applicable, permission for the child to participate in swimming or wading activities, both on and off the premises of the home.
No child under six weeks of age shall be enrolled in the certified family child care home.