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Published by the Department of Health and Human Services, as required by Nebraska law, this guide details regulations for the physical well-being, safety, and protection of children and defines the minimum levels of acceptable services to be provided in Nebraska preschools. The first section of the guide lists specific preschool regulations, including: (1) definitions; (2) licensing process; (3) administration; (4) staff qualifications; (5) in-service requirement; (6) nutrition; (7) discipline; (8) materials and equipment; (9) child health; (10) safety and emergency; (11) facility; (12) transportation; (13) sanitation; (14) grounds; (15) department of health regulations; and (16) alternative compliance with regulations. The second section lists the Nebraska state fire marshal general requirements for preschool occupancies. The third section outlines broader policies, including: (1) public access to licensing files; (2) information released to other governmental entities; (3) information not released; (4) child care provider access to licensing files; (5) restricted information; (6) death of a child; and (7) emergency closing orders. The guide's final section delineates the legal basis of child care licensing as presented in Nebraska statutes. (SD)

Descriptors: Certification, Child Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Compliance (Legal), Day Care, Day Care Centers, Educational Legislation, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Education, School Law, State Legislation

Author: Nebraska State Dept. of Health and Human Services, Lincoln.


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