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What Is the Definition of a Child Day Care Center Under Georgia Law? What Rules and Regulations Apply to Day Care Centers in Georgia?

By Stephanie Brown and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Georgia Child Day Care / Child Care Centers are regulated by Georgia Law under Chapter 290-2 – Rules and Regulations for the State of Georgia – Department of Human Resources – Family & Children Service – Child Care Institutions. A Day Care Center is defined as any place operated by an entity for pay and group care for less than 24 hours per day for 19 or more children under the age of 18 which involves the transfer of legal custody during the portion of the day which is required to be licensed by the Department of Human Resources. You can read other definitions under Rules and Regulations for the State of Georgia at Chapter 290-2.2-.03 Definitions.

If there is a problem with a day care center or child care center, you can contact the Department of Human Resources – Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) You can also contact a Child Injury Lawyer for consultation and guidance on day care related matters especially those involving serious personal injury to a child who was under the care of a day care center in Georgia. Day care center administrators and caregivers have a duty to provide a safe and clean environment for infants, toddlers, and children under their care. The safety and well being of the child in the day care setting should be the number one priority of the day care facility.

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