PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
CHILD DAY CARE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, AND CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES
Child Day Care Licensing
170-E:5-a Child Care Resource and Referral Services.
The department of health and human services shall develop and implement a plan, such plan to be fully funded by federal moneys for child care resource and referral services, which shall have the following responsibilities and duties to the public:
I. Provide referrals to a variety of licensed child care options which meet the parent's or guardian's child care needs.
II. Provide information on child care subsidies, including public and private program eligibility requirements and on tax credits and employer options.
III. Provide counselling on selecting quality child care and early childhood issues.
IV. Provide information on training opportunities for parents, guardians, and child care providers.
V. Provide assistance to state human service agencies in seeking child care for such agencies' clients.
VI. Provide information to parents, guardians and providers through workshops, provider groups, and library resources.
VII. Provide assistance in seeking funding for local providers to develop and improve child care services.
VIII. Provide start-up assistance to prospective center and family day care providers.
IX. Provide information on child care supply and demand data.
X. Provide technical assistance to employers and public and private sector decision-makers to support their efforts to expand and improve quality child care in New Hampshire.
XI. Establish a resource library for parents, providers, employers and the public which includes information on child development, child care options, licensing, model programs, employer options, and other related topics.
XII. Recruitment of, and technical assistance to, existing and prospective local child care providers to encourage the development of special needs child care, protective child care, subsidized child care, mildly ill child care and second-shift child care.
Source. 1991, 327:2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.