Leaving Children to Chance -- State Family Child Care Home Licensing

Leaving Children to Chance: NACCRRA's Ranking of State Standards and Oversight of Small Family Child Care Homes: 2010 Update


NACCRRA assessed state policies for small family child care homes, where up to six children are cared for in the home of the provider for compensation. Leaving Children to Chance

The maximum number of points a state could receive is 140. Seventeen states scored a zero. Of the states that scored points, the average score was 63, which equates to 45 percent - a failing grade in any classroom. Family child care in the United States is characterized by weak state inspection standards, incomplete background checks, weak minimum education requirement for providers, weak training requirements, weak early learning standards and weak basic health and safety standards.

To learn more, download the following materials:

Full Report

Leaving Children to Chance Full Report   ( 813.3 KB )

Leaving Children to Chance: States Sheets for Alabama - Nebraska   ( 6.39 MB )

Leaving Children to Chance: States Sheets for Nevada - Wyoming   ( 5.12 MB )  

Executive Summary   ( 98.67 KB )

Introduction   ( 96.83 KB )

Elements of Quality and NACCRRA's Scoring System   ( 103.94 KB )

Summary of Findings   ( 131.16 KB )  

Conclusion   ( 106.16 KB )

Recommendations   ( 61.82 KB )

One pager   ( 157.72 KB )

State Pages 

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Dept. of Defense

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District of Columbia

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Washington

Florida

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Ohio

West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Oregon

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Tables: State Small Family Child Care Home Rankings

Top 10   ( 42.67 KB )  

States Scoring Zero   ( 43.67 KB )  

Overall Ranking    ( 50.93 KB )  

Alphabetical listing of States   ( 51.55 KB )  

National Press Release   ( 85.24 KB )