In the childcare sector, each state has different rules and regulations when it comes to licensing and compliance. Childcare centers must meet certain requirements and ensure children are in a safe environment to continue operating.
With the everchanging and hectic environments at centers, it’s easy for records to be misplaced or other issues to occur during inspection. Being aware of the top infractions within your state can help you better prepare and ensure your operation is compliant.
At Kangarootime, we focus on providing resources and information relevant and useful to childcare providers. Our Data Science team has analyzed the top violations reported against childcare centers in New York State. This data was reported as of October 2022 and obtained through the State Office of Children and Family Services.
The Top 10 Compliance Violations in New York State
Based on the report, the highest number of infractions involved cosmetic and structural damages at the center, resulting in health and safety concerns.
Beyond the top ten violations, other infractions included ratio mishaps, unkept or out of date training records for staff, and inaccurate attendance tracking.
Most of the common violations can be resolved through accurate record keeping, something made possible through childcare software systems.
Using Technology to Ensure Compliance
To ensure compliance at your center, invest in a CCMS to help you track key metrics like ratios, absences, immunization records, and check-in or check-out times. Having accurate records stored in a secure system will make it easier when it comes time for inspection.
Beyond helping with compliance, a childcare management software will be able to save administrators and educators time when managing classrooms, parent communication, enrollment, and so much more. With these hours back in the day, staff can put their focus on caring for children and ensuring center safety. To maximize efficiency and keep your center high-value, learn more about Kangarootime’s childcare management software here.
Kangarootime brings childcare together with all of the tools centers need to succeed. One, easy-to-use system helps ECE professionals run their business more efficiently while optimizing their classrooms, connecting with families, and empowering staff. Our passionate team of industry experts has a heart for learning and is committed to being a partner to the childcare community. We’ve been serving providers since 2015 and together, we’re advancing childcare forward. To learn more, visit Kangarootime.com.