Children’s Rights

Rights of Children

Children receiving child care from Providers have the following rights:

  1.  Children must be free from emotional, physical, sexual abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  2.  Each Child has the right to freedom from harmful actions or practices that are detrimental to the Child’s welfare, and to practices that are potentially harmful to the Child.
  3.  Each Child has a right to an environment that meets the health and safety standards in the Family Child Care Provider Licensing Rule.
  4. Each Child must be provided childcare services without regard to race, age, national origin, religion, disability, sex or family composition.
  5. Children must be treated with dignity, consideration and respect in full recognition of their individuality. This includes the use of Developmentally Appropriate practices by the Provider and Staff Members.
  6. Each Child has the right to the implementation of any plan of service that has been developed for that Child in conjunction with community or state agencies by the Provider.
  7. Each Child has a right to Developmentally Appropriate activities, materials, and equipment.
  8. Children with disabilities have the right to reasonable modifications to Provider policies and practices.