Sunday, November 11, 2012

Becoming a Home Daycare Provider in Virginia

When I started back in 2005, licensing didn’t make providers have to have half of the paperwork that we have to do now.  Below I have listed a couple of the new requirements.  Some of the forms are old, like the background checks, TB testing, and sworn disclosure.  Here is a link to DSS so you can see ALL of the new forms. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day!

I can't believe that tomorrow, my oldest son, will be starting his first year of high school!  Damn, I'm getting old...  I just can't believe that I have a 15 and 12 year old.  The time goes soooo fast.  I can remember when they were little in dependent, and now it seems like they only want to be bothered when they want something....  Oh, the joys of teenage years.  I guess this is how my mother felt.  I was terrible as a child.  I gave that poor woman hell!  I was sooo scared of having a little girl.  The thought of getting pay back through my sons never crossed my mind.  They are nothing like how I was "Thank God!"  Anyway, that's it for tonight...  :)

Pray for me!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Possible Changes For Licensed Home Daycare Providers

Just when you thought, zoning was the only concern, here comes something else.  More changes.  The zoning thing still hasn't been worked out as of yet.  There has been me, Nbc4, Washington Post, and other blogs that have written about this issue. 

To learn about the proposed changes click the link. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1st Zoning Meeting (July 16th)

Yesterday's meeting was full to capacity.  There were so many licensed home daycare providers, that they didn't even have enough seats.  To be honest, the place was a mess, it was full of confusion, and to be frank pissed off providers.  The interesting thing is zoning has been a part of the law for a long time, (according to the zoning rep).  But, the state never enforced us to go through zoning until NOW.  The thing that is crazy is not only do we have to go through a long and strenuous process with zoning, but the state has changed all of their renewal paperwork as well.  So, think of it this way, its like we are required to submit the same paperwork as those trying to open a center.

Friday, July 13, 2012


There will be a total of 3 different meetings that will be taking place.  One is on July 16th, August 22, and the other one (the Town Hall Meeting) is on July 23rd. We are supposed to be learning about how extensive the new forms for zoning will be, and how much more it will cost us for the permit. So, far I've heard that you have to take pictures of the outside of your home, and that they want to make sure that there is sufficient parking, so you don't disturb your neighbors.  I also heard that the packet is about 31 pages long.  So, it will be great to know for sure what there is to expect.  Needless to say, I'm looking forward to these meetings, to know what's what!

UPDATED~Town Hall Meeting

Dear Child Care Provider:

In the recent months, several changes have been implemented and discussed regarding child care permitting and regulating. In response, Supervisor Herrity is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss these proposals and to hear your feedback. These issues include new licensing requirements handed down by the Virginia Department of Social Services as well as new regulations being created by Fairfax County. These issues will affect both state and county licensed child care providers.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Updated Regulations for Home Daycare's in Virginia

I went to a meeting today, about changes that will occur for licensed family (home) daycare in Virginia.  Today, we learned that a lot of us (home daycare providers) will be NOT be able to care for the same amount of children, that we were licensed for initially.  For instance, I am licensed currently, for 12 children.  But, because of new enforcement, my total will be dropping down to possibly 7-8, depending upon zoning.  And, if you would like the max, which is 10 then you will have to get a special use permit, that will cost (approximately) for my area $910.  Oh, did I mention that this goes into effect July 1st.