Department of Social Services, Building a Stronger Louisiana - Kristy H. Nichols, Secretary
 
 
Draft Class Standards Revisions are Coming Soon

June 21, 2010
Child Care Providers,

The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) began a comprehensive revision of the Child Day Care Center Class A Minimum Standards in January 2010. The meetings were facilitated by licensing consultant, Judy Collins. The members of the Standards Revision Work Group represent a variety of child care programs and agencies. A draft of the regulations will be available for review by the end of June 2010 and will be posted on the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Updates page of the DSS website.

We encourage you to provide written comments regarding the proposed standards via email to RegComments@dss.state.la.us. The Louisiana Department of Social Services will also conduct a series of comment gathering meetings in July 2010. Providers and the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations. We have scheduled meetings across the state to gather your comments on the dates and times specified below:


City
Location
Address
Date
Time
For Information Contact
Alexandria
Learning Center for Rapides Parish
1410 Neal Kearby Blvd, Alexandria 71303
July 12

Monday

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tracy Jones
NSU Child & Family Network
Alexandria
318-484-2184 x. 117
Ruston

Emmanuel Baptist Church
1200 Farmerville Hwy, Ruston 71270
July 13

Tuesday

9:00 -11:00 am

Gerry Binkley
Children's Coalition
Monroe
318-323-8775
Baton Rouge

LA Dept of Social Services
Iberville Bldg
Room 1-127
627 North 4th St., Baton Rouge 70802
July 14

Wednesday

9:00 - 11:00am

and

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Effie Toliver
Volunteers of America Partnerships in Child Care
225-926-8005
Lafayette

Clifton Chenier Center/Town Hall Auditorium
220 West Willow, Lafayette 70501
July 15

Thursday
10:00 -12:00 noon
Paula Granger
First Years
Lafayette
337-332-8551

There is no need to register in order to attend the meetings; however please be aware that the rooms have a limited capacity.

The Department of Social Services values your input. Licensing staff will provide you with cards to document your comments and will gather your comments. The meetings will not be a forum for interpretation of the regulations. Please remember to bring a copy of the proposed standards as copies will not be available at the meetings. Please be reminded that the DSS Web site is your resource for information regarding the standards and current information pertaining to licensing.

Thank you,

Angie Badeaux
 
   
627 N. Fourth St. | Baton Rouge, LA 70802 | PH: (225) 342-0286 | FX: (225) 342-8636 | www.dss.louisiana.gov



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