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

8VAC20-800-70. Written information for parents.

A. Before the child's first day of attendance, parents shall be provided in writing the following information:

1. Operating information including the hours and days of operation, holidays or other times closed, and the telephone number where a message can be left for a caregiver;

2. Schedule of fees and payment plans;

3. Check in and check out procedures;

4. Policies for the administration of medications;

5. Whether or not there is liability insurance of at least $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate in force on the family day home operation as required by § 22.1-289.050 of the Code of Virginia;

6. Requirement for the family day home to notify the parent when the child becomes ill and for the parent to arrange to have the child picked up as soon as possible if so requested by the home;

7. Requirement for the parent to inform the family day home within 24 hours or the next business day after his child or any member of the immediate household has developed any reportable communicable disease, as defined by the State Board of Health, except for life-threatening diseases, which must be reported immediately;

8. Requirement for the child to be adequately immunized as required by 8VAC20-800-90;

9. Requirement for paid caregivers to report suspected child abuse or neglect according to § 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia;

10. Custodial parent's right to be admitted to the family day home any time the child is in care as required by § 22.1-289.054 of the Code of Virginia;

11. General daily schedule that is appropriate for the age of the enrolling child;

12. Policies for the provision of food;

13. Presence of a pet or animal in the home;

14. Discipline policies including acceptable and unacceptable discipline measures;

15. Amount of time per week that an adult assistant or substitute provider instead of the provider is scheduled to care for the child and the name of the adult assistant or substitute provider;

16. Provisions of the family day home's emergency preparedness and response plan;

17. Parental notifications required in 8VAC20-800-650;

18. Policies for termination of care; and

19. Address of the website of the department, with a note that a copy of this chapter and additional information about the family day home may be obtained from the website, including compliance history that includes information after July 1, 2003.

B. The provider shall obtain the parent's written acknowledgement of the receipt of the information in this section.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-70 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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