Require heritage schools to apply for child care licenses, unless state law is enacted to provide an exemption.
Social Services indicated that it had revised its relevant policies and procedures and removed any policies that were not supported by law. In addition, in April 2010 Social Services issued a memorandum to its child care management emphasizing the need to apply existing statutes and regulations when evaluating allegations of unlicensed child care facilities. Social Services notified us that it held a training session with its regional child care managers regarding the memorandum and that the regional managers would train their respective staff members by June 30, 2010. Social Services also stated that it had investigated numerous complaints of unlicensed facilities, which resulted in several facilities applying for a child care license. It commented that facilities not applying for a license or ceasing operation would be subject to civil penalties.