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Child Care Licensing Study, United States, 2011

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • Fischer, Sheri
  • Martella, Jana
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Child Care Licensing Survey Series
Publication Date
2013-04-15
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 2011 Child Care Licensing Study is to report two aspects of child care licensing from 2011 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia (not including Idaho): (1) state child care licensing programs and policies and (2) child care center and family child care home licensing regulations. The study focuses on the processes and policies in each state related to staffing for the licensing program, monitoring facilities, and enforcement of 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 2011 NARA Child Care Licensing Program Survey to all state child care licensing agencies in May 2012. 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. The data cover 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's 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 (excluding Idaho).
  • 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: 2011-01--2011-12
  • 2011-01 / 2011-12
  • Collection date: 2012-01--2012-10
  • 2012-01 / 2012-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All state child care licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia and excluding Idaho. Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34550 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Fischer, Sheri; Martella, Jana (2013): Child Care Licensing Study, United States, 2011. Version 1. Child Care Licensing Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34550.v1