The website Noodle, which is aiming to be a national clearinghouse for information on early-childhood programs, has created a database that outlines the child-care and preschool regulations for each state.
Regulations vary widely among states. The rules also can differ depending on whether the child-care program is in a center or inside a provider’s home, and on the age of the children under care.
The guide includes links to where parents can find out about inspection reports and any history of rules violations. Noodle is free to users.
A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2015 edition of Education Week as Website Creates Database of Preschool Regulations