Archive for the ‘SCDSS Child Care Licensing Expert’ Category

Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat?

Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat? It seems mighty early to transition him to a mat. There are several regulations that apply to your question, but the simple answer is that infants should not be forced to nap, and […]

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Are child care programs required to release a child to a non-custodial parent or a parent that is intoxicated?

Are child care programs required to release a child to a non-custodial parent or a parent that is intoxicated? What is the procedure for handling such situations and how does this need to be written in the parent handbook? In your question you asked, “What is the […]

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Are family child care providers permitted to have pack and play type equipment to use for sleep?

Are family child care providers permitted to have pack and play type equipment to use for sleep? For instance those pack and plays that are distributed by Cribs for Kids? Please clarify the regulation for this requirement. There are no South Carolina regulations that prevent the use […]

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Is there a DSS regulation which requires two caregivers in the infant and toddler rooms?

I am wondering if there is a DSS regulation which requires two adults (caregivers) in the room at all times in infant and toddler rooms, regardless of number of children. For example in a toddler room 1 to 6 ratio, can you have one teacher and 6 […]

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Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities?

Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities? The simple answer is that there are no regulations with regard to children keeping shoes and socks on while resting. There are some people who believe there must be a […]

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If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room?

If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room? I was thinking of building on to my house and I was just wondering if I chose to have this add on are there any reasons why […]

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Does it matter what type of lock is used regarding locking cabinets that have medicine or cleaners?

Our Question is regarding locking cabinets that have medicine or cleaners in it. Does it matter what type of lock is used? We are having trouble with our “keyed locks” having keys break off in them. Can we use a latch type lock (sliding with a chain). […]

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Can there be legal ramifications for disenrolling a child for misbehavior?

Can there be legal ramifications for disenrolling a child for misbehavior? Child care facilities are businesses, and businesses can make choices about their customers. I cannot offer legal advice to you because I am not a lawyer, but you probably know there are laws that prohibit discrimination […]

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Is it legal for us to use tables with the chair connected in the table?

Is it legal for us to use tables with the chair connected in the table? If I am interpreting your question correctly, you are asking if regulations prevent the use of table and chair combinations. Not being a lawyer, I cannot offer you legal advice, but I […]

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Are Cribs Allowed in Our Toddler Room?

I was wanting to know if cribs were allowed in our toddler room. We have parents who have requested that their one year old stay in cribs and not be on a mat. Unfortunately, at one year old, the child will move from our baby room and […]

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