Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Adopt New Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
[Withdrawn 8/21/2015]
Reason for Withdrawal
This action is being withdrawn in light of changes in federal and state laws, which necessitate new regulatory changes.
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action has several purposes. The first is to ensure that parents have sufficient information to make informed decisions about placing their children in licensed child day centers. The second is to facilitate the social, emotional and intellectual development of children receiving care in licensed child day centers. The third is to ensure the safety of children receiving care in licensed child day centers. The fourth is to improve understanding and interpretation leading to enhanced compliance and enforcement by the adjusted structure, format, and simplified language. The current regulation has been amended six times since its adoption in 1993 and its current terminology and format is burdensome and confusing for providers, parents, and Division of Licensing Programs (DOLP) staff to navigate. In fact, the current regulations are supplemented by a 63-page guidance document to assist providers, parents, and DOLP staff in interpreting and enforcing the current regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003376]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6294 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 08/21/2015 after the comment period had ended.
6481 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 08/21/2015 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Denise Craft  / Licensing Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7037    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: ()-