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Oklahoma licensing law closes Edmond day care

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 11, 2008 at 8:09 am •  Published: December 11, 2008
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The school’s child care center may be the first to suspend operations under a law that became effective Nov. 1. The law enables the state to shut down unlicensed centers and fine them $100 to $500 a day if they refuse to close, Johnson said. In late October, DHS estimated the number of unlicensed Oklahoma centers at about 200.

The school must meet certain requirements to obtain a temporary permit and ultimately a license, Johnson said. Requirements include submitting employees to criminal background checks, sending job applications to DHS for screening, hiring a certified director and undergoing inspections by DHS employees.