Licensed vs Unlicensed

When searching for a child care provider for your most precious possession, an important questions to ask is, ďAre they a licensed child care facility?Ē

Choosing a child care provider is difficult and often confusing. In Indiana, not all child care providers are required to be licensed in order to provide care. Examples of those not requred to be licensed are:

  • Churches
  • Ministries
  • Small Home Providers
  • Anyone Providing less than 4hrs of care per day
  • Health Clubs
  • Gymnastics facilities

Providers who are licensed must meet health and safety standards, including staff to child ratios and care giver qualifications, but unfortunately not all unlicensed providers meet these same standards.

Studies have shown that the type of child care that children receive has a lasting impact on their development, including their ability to do well in school. Therefore, it is important to select a child care provider who makes sure that your child is safe, healthy and learning.

Liíl Rascals is required to abide by and comply with the state of Indiana Rules for child Care Centers. We are currently in compliance with, and will maintain the following standards:

  • Our teachers all have experience and education in the early childhood field
  • Background checks are conducted on our employees
  • Our teachers stay on top of the latest information through continuing education credits
  • Our employees are certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Our employees are randomly drug tested
  • We have fire extinguishers and we are inspected by the fire marshall
  • We have emergency plans in place for fire and tornado
  • Our kitchen is inspected by the board of health
  • We follow nutritional guidelines set by the state for breakfasts and lunches
  • We must maintain limited ratios of caregivers to children

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