Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Environmental health inspections are required at original application and in certain situations at renewal. If certain changes are made to the center, a plan review may be required.
Fire safety inspections are required at original application and every four years at renewal. If certain changes are made to the center, a plan review may be required.
Before an original provisional license may be issued for a center located in a building constructed prior to 1978, the center applicant must submit a lead hazard risk assessment report indicating the proposed child use space, including outdoor play areas, is safe. Centers licensed before December 7, 2006 located in a building constructed prior to 1978 have until January 2, 2017 to obtain a lead hazard risk assessment and make any necessary corrections. The Lead Hazard Risk Assessment Summary (BCAL-4344) form must be included with the lead hazard risk assessment to document compliance with this rule.
If a playground is on the premises of a child care center, it must comply with licensing rules 400.8170(11). Compliance is usually determined by having a playground inspection.