What is Title 22?

You may have heard us mention Title 22 regulations during your tour of Kids’ Care Club, while learning more about our staff, or reading about the importance of child care ratios in the classroom. What is Title 22?

To be put simply, Title 22 regulations outline the rules that a childcare facility must follow when licensed. Title 22, however, isn’t just for child care. It applies to numerous community care facilities, all of which provide various forms of non-medical care and supervision, and are regulated by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). With Title 22 regulating many programs in the CDSS, division 12 is specified for childcare regulations. 

Title 22, Division 12, dictates all of the general licensing requirements for Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes. If you’re curious about the intricate safety standards in place by a licensed childcare setting in California, this is where to start. 

Chapter 1: Child Care Center General Licensing Requirements 

The Child Care Center General Licensing Requirements are detailed and wide encompassing to ensure a safe environment for your child. These general licensing requirements for child care centers include 7 articles with focuses ranging from directing administrative actions to ensuring a safe physical environment. There are four subchapters that provide specific guidance and requirements for infant care centers, school-age child care centers, and child care centers for mildly ill children. 

Chapter 3: Family Day Care Homes for Children 

Chapter 3 of Title 22 Regulations, Division 12, provides similar licensing requirements but for family daycare based in homes. Chapter 3 includes general requirements, licensing, application procedures, enforcement provisions, administrative actions, continuing requirements, and more. 

Why is Title 22 Important? 

While Licensing Program Analysts (LPA) ensure licensed childcare facilities are in compliance through periodic, unannounced visits, understanding Title 22 can help assure you that your child is in a safe environment. 

Understanding Title 22 is important because it provides information about teacher-to-child ratios, licensing and certification requirements of childcare facilities, and more. For example, in licensed child care centers like Kids’ Care Club, there must be at least 1 adult to 4 children for ages 0-2 years old, and 1 adult to 12 children for children ages 2-6 years old. Title 22 sets the standard of safety in early childhood education to ensure that children are safe and in a good environment. 

Here at KCC 

Kids’ Care Club Child Development Centers have been licensed since 1996, and are committed to the safety and well-being of your child. Not only are we a licensed childcare facility, but we are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an accreditation that less than 10% of childcare centers in the US have achieved. 

By adhering to accreditation and licensing standards with highly qualified staff, Kids’ Care Club is committed to helping your child develop a love of learning for life in a stimulating, safe environment.  

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