We successfully overhauled our operating rules for Child Care Facilities last year, and now we’re well on our way toward doing the same for the smaller child care homes.  We’ve published our Draft Rules for public comment on our rules website, and we’re asking folks to provide input before we finalize the rules.  After reviewing the Draft Rules you can go to our electronic comment page.

The new draft rules are geared to focus more acutely on the operational things that actually matter.  We’ve deleted lots of unnecessary and obsolete provisions, clarified others, and reorganized them so they flow better. The draft rules also clarified requirements for staffing instructions for special needs children, to ensure that special needs kids are safe while still making it easy.  They also add requirements for sun safety and rules to ensure that infants are place on their backs for sleeping.