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Licensing Rules Technical Assistance


The Child Care Licensing Division provides a Technical Assistance and Consultation Manual on the Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers and the Licensing Rules for Family and Group Child Care Homes.

For each rule, you will typically find a rationale section, a technical assistance section and a consultation section. The rationale section describes the reason the rule was enacted. The technical assistance section outlines what providers must do to comply with the rule. The consultation section contains recommendations and best practices for how providers can go beyond what the rule requires and improve the quality of care provided.

Family and Group Home Rules Technical Assistance and Consultation Manual

Child Care Center Rules Technical Assistance and Consultation Manual for New Center Rules

Child Care Home Record Requirements - BCAL-5040

Child Care Center Record Requirements - BCAL-5041

Sample Emergency Procedures


These letters provide clarification related to licensing rules. After a letter has been issued, the information will be incorporated into the next release of the Technical Assistance Manual(s) listed above.

Child Care Centers and Homes - Letter Series 2017-02 - Parent Under the Influence (03/20/17)
Child Care Homes - Letter Series 2017-01 - Amendments to the Child Care Organizations Act (03/07/17)