Child care licensing regulations are designed to
reduce the risk of harm to children while they are participating in out of home
care. In examining national research, state statistics, and the best practices
of states that have been recognized as having effective licensing systems, Ohio
has identified those rule areas which could lead to the greatest risk of harm.
These rules were also looked at through the lens of meeting three criteria: any
non-compliances must be observable, not inferable; they must truly lead to the
greatest risk of harm to children; and they must be defendable.
The most egregious offenses
are considered Serious Risk Non-Compliance (SRNC) and are 6 points. Moderate Risk Non -Compliance (MRNC) are 3 points. All other non-compliances are considered ‘low
risk’ and valued as 1 point.
Center SRNC/MRNC Point Values
Family Child Care SRNC/MRNC Point Values
Serious Risk Non-Compliance Reduction and Removal for Step Up To Quality for Centers
Serious Risk Non-Compliance Reduction and Removal for Step Up To Quality for Family Child Care Providers
View the Child Care Center and Family Child Care New Inspection Protocol CCCMPL 11 here.
- Assessing Access to Chemicals in Child Care Centers
- Transportation Vehicle Guidelines
- These guidelines provide child care administrators and owners with the information they need to purchase a vehicle that meets licensing requirements.
- Medication Labels
- This label template can be used to create medication bags for children in your program who require medication to be given while in care. The label can be completed and affixed to a zip lock bag. Included in the bag would be the medication, the Administration of Medication form (JFS 01217), a dosaging spoon and a health care plan (if needed).
- It is not required that programs use these labels. They are being provided as a resource for programs that would find this a helpful system for assuring medication is being given in a safe manner. The labels are 3 1/3" X 4" in size and are compatible to Avery 5164/8164 labels.
- Systems Guides for Maintaining Compliance
- Systems Guides for Maintaining Compliance contain information and suggestions for systems that programs can implement to help achieve and maintain compliance with the four most commonly cited serious risk non-compliances.