By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is the agency responsible for implementing and enforcing regulations as they pertain to child care in the State of Kansas. This can range from infants in a small home day care center to school aged children in after school programs to foster homes. The goal or desired outcome of child care is set forth in Chapter 65 – Public Health – Article 5 – Section 528 – Child Care Policy of State; Desired Outcome. This law sets forth the mission of child care that in in place to guide the state agency and its staff in supervising child care and day care centers in Kansas. In particular, the goal or desired outcome of child care is to provide parents and caregivers with high quality and affordable child care. The child care should be stable, diverse, and efficient among other things. Parental involvement is key. Parents should take an active role in inspecting a child care center and staying involved with the school or center on a daily basis. You can read more about this law / regulation and others at Kansas Child Care Licensing and Registration Laws.