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Child Care Law Center

The Child Care Law Center (CCLC) is a non-profit firm. It is the only organization in the United States that focuses on legal child care issues. The CCLC provides legal information and support to parents, child care providers, and child care advocates. They also take cases to court that could benefit all parents and providers. They believe that parents have a right to the child care that works best for their families.

To contact the CCLC you can:

Some of the issues CCLC works on, include:

Resources for Parents

The CCLC has many resources for parents on their website. Parents can find information about:

  • Child care subsidies
  • Taking time off from work if you have a child care emergency
  • Immunizations for children in child care
  • Child care for children with special needs 
  • Child care for foster children
  • Child care licensing
  • Paid family leave
  • Rights for families born outside the United States
  • Additional topics in the Know the Law Series
Resources for Providers

The CCLC has many resources for providers on their website. Provider can find information about:

  • Landlord/tenant law for family child care homes
  • Business licenses and zoning
  • Child abuse reporting
  • Immunization requirements
  • Serving children with special needs
  • Releasing children from child care
  • Community Care Licensing
  • Administering medicine to children
  • Being a safe space for families born outside the United States

Additional topics in the Know the Law Series

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