Adult Protective Services
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Child day care centers in Alabama legally operate in one of two ways: Licensed or
. All centers that require a license must be licensed by the Department of Human Resources and renewed every two years. The Department of Human Resources prescribes and enforces minimum standards for licensing approval. Consultation is provided to assist providers and parents. Every licensed center must be in compliance with licensing regulations as prescribed by the State Department of Human Resources.
The Child Care Services Division, Office of Child Care Licensing is responsible for the following functions:
Licensing day care/nighttime centers.
Visiting day care/nighttime centers to verify compliance with Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers and Nighttime Centers.
Maintaining information filed by churches choosing to be exempt from licensure.
Investigating licensing violation complaints and recommending adverse action for day care centers when non-compliance of standards warrant.
Offering consultation to prospective and existing day care/nighttime center providers.
Interpreting Minimum Standards for day care/nighttime centers and homes.
Licensing day care/nighttime homes in Jefferson County.
Application For A License to Operate a Day Care/Nighttime Center
Statewide Day Care Centers Directory
License Exempt Day Care Facilities
Information to be Submitted to the Department of Human Resources Before a Day Care Center is Licensed
Day Care Center License Requirements
Alabama Law, Code of Alabama 1975, Title 38, (Chapter 7, pages 105-116 of Minimum Standards Manual)
Minimum Standards for Day Care Centers and Nighttime Centers
Minimum Standards for Family Day Care Homes, Family Nighttime Homes, Group Day Care Homes and Group Nighttime Homes
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May is National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to uplift our foster children who are in foster care through no fault of their own. It is also a time to honor the dedicated men and women who readily accept and nurture the children in our state’s foster care system.
Alabama child care rating system to be available statewide
The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) is about to begin statewide implementation of the Alabama Quality STARS Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care. Alabama Quality STARS is a five star building block system that rates child care center quality above the state minimum licensing requirements.
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JOBS Transportation Services and the JOBS Transportation Services-Gasoline Program
Rehab Intervention Service Enrichment (RISE) Program RFP
Child Care Quality Enhancement Services RFP Announcement
The State of Alabama Department of Human Resources will release a request for proposals for the Jefferson County Short Term and Respite (STAR) program on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
The State of Alabama Department of Human Resources will release a request for proposals for Shelby County wraparound services on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Adult Day Care Service - North Alabama RFP Announcement
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