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Licensing Standards

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Social & Civic Responsibility
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Standards for obtaining a license to run a day care. Ratios for age groups are covered. Questions on improving public policy are asked at the end.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Early Childhood Education I
Strand 4 Standard 2

Identify current childcare licensing rules. ( and see Child Care Center Interpretation Manual by Sections to view the individual Center Rule Interpretation sections.)

Career Connections:

  • Child care aide, teacher or director

Projector for power point presentation. Work paper for each student. Overhead or handout of quiz.


Background For Teachers:
It would be helpful to read the licensing check list from the attached web site of Dept. of Health.


Web Sites

Student Prior Knowledge:
This lesson tells a lot of rules that most students generally don't have any knowledge about unless they work in a Day Care. Most information is new but a lot of it is on the state test.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will be much more aware of regulations for licensing. Students will be more critical of conditions in day cares and what they could possibly do to improve things as a caring, responsible citizen.

Instructional Procedures:
Follow lesson plan with power point.


Assessment Plan:
Contact using your education email address if you would like copies of the test / exam for this lesson plan. Be sure to include the Lesson Plan title in your email request.

Utah Department of Health, Office of Licensing,Child Care Licensing Rules (801-538-9299)


Created Date :
Jun 16 2003 09:41 AM