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
Summary of Child Care Licensing Moderate and Serious Risk Non-Compliances for Child Care Centers
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.