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TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Licensure Rules for Drop-In Child Care Centers: CHAPTER 1240-04-02

 

 

        

 

 

Licensed

Unlicensed

 

 

Staffing Requirements

 

 

 

 

  Criminal History Background Review

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Abuse Registry Checks

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Fingerprinted Criminal History Review

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Instruction in Disease Control & Health

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Minimum Age of 18 Years (to be included as Staff)

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Physician’s Statement of Health

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Three (3) Written References

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Annual Training recognized by DHS (3 hours)

Required

Not Required

 

 

Annual Inspections

 

 

 

 

  TN Department of Human Services (DHS)

Required

Not Required

 

 

  TN State Fire Marshal’s Office or Authorized Equivalent

Required

Not Required

 

 

  TN Department of Health

Required

Not Required

 

 

Child Care

 

 

 

 

  Age Appropriate Equipment and Furnishings

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Compliance with DHS Child-Care Program Guidelines

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Provision of a Personal Safety Curriculum for Children

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Compliance with DHS Adult/Child Ratios

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Adherence to “Supervision” of Children Guidelines

Required

Not Required

 

 

  Children’s Health Records (Statement from Parents)

Required

Not Required

 

 

 

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