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The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the April 2013 Delaware Register of Regulations, requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced April 30, 2013 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations.
DSSM 11002.9, Definition and Explanation of Terms, is amended to clarify program definitions. This rule change will more closely align program definitions with current terminology used by the Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL).
However, the actual text of the proposed revision is omitted from both the "paper" and electronic version of the regulation. The current regulatory definition of "Child Care Centers" from 16 DE Admin Code 11000, §11002.9 is attached for facilitated reference. This is the section DSS intended to amend by substituting "13" for "12".
Agency Response: DSS appreciates the comment. The omission of the definition of "Child Care Centers" on DSS Proposed Regulation #13-11 was a publication error. However, actual text is provided. The complete copy of the proposed regulation is viewable at the link provided where both revised definitions are underscored and stricken, as appropriate.
Agency Response: The definition of "large family child care home" has been revised to mirror the OCCL definition in the final order regulation.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to amend the Division of Social Services Manual (DSSM) regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program, specifically, Definitions and Explanation of the Terms, Child Care Centers and Large Family Child Care Home, is adopted and shall be final effective June 10, 2013.
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A private residence other than the child’s residence, where licensed care is provided for more than six but less than twelve children who are not related to the caregiver. [A private residence other than the child’s residence or a non-residential site where licensed care is provided for seven to twelve children who are not related to the caregiver. The site must be in compliance with Municipal, City and State licensing requirements. A licensed child care service provided for part of a twenty-four (24) hour day, offered by any person or entity including but not limited to an owner, association, agency or organization that advertises or holds himself, herself or itself out as conducting such a service. This person or entity has in custody or control seven (7) to a maximum of twelve (12) children preschool-age or older who live at and/or are present at the Large Family Child Care Home. In addition to the children preschool-age or younger, this person or entity may also have custody or control of one (1) to a maximum of two (2) school-age children who do not live at the Large Family Child Care Home but are present only for before and after school, and/or during school holidays, and/or during the summer. All of these children are provided care, education, protection, supervision or guidance in a private home or non-residential setting. This does not include a child care service provided exclusively to relatives as defined by these rules.]
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