Day Care Facility

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Small Day Care facilities are exempt from obtaining a Grass Valley Business License per Family Child Care Homes – Manual of Policies & Procedures  (Title 22 – Division 12 - Chapter 3 -102384 – Licensing Fees) - No local jurisdiction shall impose any business license, fee, or tax for the privilege of operating a small family day care home licensed under this act.

The City defines Day Care as facilities that provide non-medical care and supervision of minor children for periods of less than 24 hours. These facilities include the following, all of which are required to be licensed by the California State Department of Social Services.

  1. Day Care Center: Commercial or non-profit child day care facilities designed and approved to accommodate 15 or more children. Includes infant centers, preschools, sick-child centers, and school-age day care facilities. These may be operated in conjunction with a school or church facility, or as an independent land use.
  2. Family Day Care Home: As defined by Health and Safety Code Section 1596.78, a home that regularly provides care, protection, and supervision for 14 or fewer children, in the provider’s own home, for periods of less than 24 hours per day, while the parents or guardians are away, and is either a large family day care home or a small family day care home.
  3. Large Family Day Care Home: As defined by Health and Safety Code Section 1596.78, a day care facility in a single dwelling where an occupant of the residence provides family day care for seven to 14 children, inclusive, including children under the age of 10 years who reside in the home.
  4. Small Family Day Care Home: As defined by Health and Safety Code Section 1596.78, a day care facility in a single residence where an occupant of the residence provides family day care for eight or fewer children, including children under the age of 10 years who reside in the home.

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