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Oklahoma Day Care Centers / Child Care Centers – What Rules and Regulations Apply to the Operation of the Day Care Center?

By Roy S. Dickinson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Oklahoma day care centers / child care centers are regulated by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The Oklahoma Child Care Licensing Act was enacted to set forth minimum standards for care and protection of children placed or enrolled in day care centers in Oklahoma. Facilities have a duty to follow the regulations and put the health, safety, welfare and education of each child as priorities for the operation of the child care center / day care center. You can access the regulations for Oklahoma day care centers at Requirements for Oklahoma Child Care Centers. Facilities have certain minimum standards to meet as to the following: licensing, staff, training, indoor equipment, outdoor equipment / playgrounds, water activities, rest, toileting, discipline, nutrition, and many other areas. Child care centers / day care centers who ignore or violate these regulations put children at greater risk for danger, child personal injuries, and, in some cases, wrongful death. If a facility has violated a policy / regulation or has otherwise been negligent in the care of a child, a parent or caregiver should seek the advice and counsel of an Oklahoma child injury attorney for guidance issues including medical bills, records, insurance, and compensation.

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