Trends in Child Care Center Licensing Regulations and Policies for 2011

The purpose of this research brief is to report on two aspects of child care licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia state child care center licensing regulations and child care center licensing policies.

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies, the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement has conducted an analysis that examines the state of licensing in 2011, and identifies trends that have become apparent during several years of data collection.