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Delaware Day Care Centers – What Are the Mental Health and Physical Health Requirements for Staff, Employees, and Volunteers?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Delaware, it is important for day care centers to employ, train, and supervise qualified staff, employees, and volunteers. People who work or volunteer their time at day care centers in Delaware must meet with the Health Requirements set forth in the State of Delaware – Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families – Delacare – Requirements for Day Care Centers. What are the physical and mental health requirements for staff, employees, and volunteers of a Delaware day care center? Delaware law requires a written report from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner for a medical examination attesting to the health of the employee, staff member, or volunteer. The health status refers to both the physical and emotional ability to care for children. There also needs to be written evidence that the employee, staff member, or volunteer has been free from communicable diseases like tuberculosis within 1 year from the first day of employment at the Delaware day care center.