State Regulations

The development and maintenance of the child care licensing regulations database has been transferred to National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center). The National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations has been developed as a repository of state and territory licensing regulations and agency contact information. It is organized by State and allows users to access child care licensing regulations that apply to child care centers, family child care homes, school-age programs, infant care programs, and other specialized programs. In addition to licensing regulations, website links are provided for other early childhood programs standards, such as Quality Rating and Improvement System standards, Prekindergarten program requirements, and state health and safety requirements for child care providers receiving payment from the federal Child Care and Development Fund. The National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations is available at  Please contact the ECQA Center at  with any questions.