Original and Renewal Licensing Study Report
An Original Licensing Study Report is the first report written for a new child care family home, group home or center.
At the original inspection, a consultant reviews the licensing rules and regulations and makes sure the child care facility is in full compliance with the law and rules.
The report includes basic information about the child care.
Addendums to the Original Licensing Study Report are written when the licensee asks for a change to their license such as changing the space they use or the number
of children they provide care for.
Renewal Inspection Report and Inspection Report
Child care homes and centers are inspected at least once a year. Either a Renewal Inspection Report or an Inspection Report is written each year.
Licenses expire and have to be renewed every 2 years. Licensees send in applications to renew the license. Once an application is complete,
there is an unannounced inspection of the home or center.
The Renewal Inspection Report is written after the inspection and includes information about the inspection and any rule violations that were found.
If a license is not up for renewal during the calendar year, an unannounced interim inspection is completed. An Inspection Report is written after an interim inspection.
Inspection reports include information about what was observed during the inspection and any rule violations that were found.
(Note that for family child care homes, 90 day Inspection Reports and 10% Sample Inspection Reports may appear on this page as Inspection Reports.
These are reports that were written prior to law changes in March 2018.)
Special Investigation Report
Special investigations are completed when a rule related complaint is made against a child care home or center.
The Special Investigation Report includes information about the alleged rule violation, a written investigation, and findings related to the alleged rule violation.