What regulatory requirements have been relaxed for licensed childcare centers during the state of emergency?

To encourage currently licensed childcare centers to continue to provide childcare during the state of emergency, LARA will relax the regulatory requirements of the following administrative rules:

  • R400.8179 Program
  • R400.8113(7)-(14) Program director qualifications; responsibilities
  • R400.8122(5)-(7) Lead caregiver; qualifications; responsibilities
  • R400.8170(4) Outdoor play area
  • R400.8173(7) Equipment

All other administrative rules and related provisions of Public Act 116, as amended, are required to be met to maintain compliance.

Once the state of the emergency is lifted licensed Childcare Centers will need to comply with all the regulatory requirements, including the administrative rules listed above.