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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 800. Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes

8VAC20-800-40. Capacity.

A. The provider shall ensure that the total number of children receiving care at any one time does not exceed the maximum licensed capacity of the home.

B. When at least one child receives care for compensation, all children, exclusive of the provider's own children and children who reside in the home, who are in the care and supervision of a provider, count in the licensed capacity.

C. The department will establish the home's maximum capacity based on the following factors:

1. The availability of adequate space to allow each child free movement and active play indoors and outdoors as required by 8VAC20-800-380;

2. The provider's responsibility to care for another individual who may require special attention or care, including but not limited to a child with a serious physical, emotional, or behavioral condition; or

3. The issuance of a special order to limit capacity pursuant to § 22.1-289.023 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-40 derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. July 1, 2010; amended and renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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