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Child Care Licensing Study, United States, 2006-2007

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • National Association for Regulatory Administration
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Child Care Licensing Survey Series
Publication Date
2009-12-03
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
child care; child health; child nutrition; licensing; state regulations
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the 2007 Child Care Licensing Study is to report four aspects of child care licensing from 2007 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia: (1) state child care licensing programs and policies, (2) child care center licensing regulations, (3) small family child care home licensing regulations, and (4) large/group family child care home licensing regulations. To collect information on states' licensing policies, including staffing, monitoring, and enforcement of licensing regulations, the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) disseminated the 2007 NARA Child Care Licensing Program Survey to all state child care licensing agencies in July 2007. Responses were received from all states. The survey focused on the processes and policies in each state related to staffing for the licensing program, monitoring facilities, and enforcement of licensing regulations. The data cover the following topical areas: Number of licensed facilities; Complaint investigations; Licensing staff; Enforcement actions; Types of inspections; Licensing information on the Internet; Frequency of inspections; Licensing fees; Frequency of licensing; Licensing staff requirements; Inspections and monitoring and; Licensing's role in quality initiatives; The child care center licensing regulations used for this study are those that were posted on the National Resources Center for Health and Safety in Child Care (NRC) Web site between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2007. The data covers the following areas: Licensing regulations; Additional staff training requirements; Definition of licensed child care centers; Child-staff ratios and group size; Staff roles and age requirements; Supervision of children; Staff qualifications and ongoing training requirements; Care of children; Facility requirements and; Staff hiring requirements; The same Web site was used to collect licensing regulations covering the above listed topics for small family child care homes and large/group family child care homes. More information on the study is located at the National Association for Regulatory Administration Web site.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Responses were received from all states and the District of Columbia.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: State Licensing Programs and Policies Data
    • DS2: State Child Care Center Regulations Data
    • DS3: State Small Family Child Care Home Regulations Data
    • DS4: State Large/Group Family Child Care Home Regulations Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2006-01--2007-12
  • 2006-01 / 2007-12
  • Collection date: 2007-07--2008-04
  • 2007-07 / 2008-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All state child care licensing agencies in the United States (with the exception of Idaho). Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire
Availability
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This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (ICPSR-help@umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 25601 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR25601.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

National Association for Regulatory Administration; United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (2009): Child Care Licensing Study, United States, 2006-2007. Archival Version. Child Care Licensing Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25601