Zoning for Child Care (PAS 422)

By Ann Cibulskis, Marsha Ritzdorf

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Complex issues associated with the siting of child care homes and centers continue to appear on the agendas of communities nationwide. This report shows how planners can encourage quality child care while they balance the needs of other residents. Particular attention is focused on the misconceptions related to small child care facilities found in private homes across the country. It reviews fe...

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Dec. 1, 1989
APA Planning Advisory Service

About the Authors

Ann Cibulskis

Marsha Ritzdorf

Table of Contents

Federal policies and programs

State and local programs

Comprehensive municipal strategies

Local zoning for child care facilities

Zoning for child care homes

Zoning for child care centers

Zoning exactions and bonuses

Private-sector sponsorship of child care


1. Child care law center model state preemption statute
2. Local child care ordinances for Olympia, Washington, and Salem, Oregon
3. Directory of state agencies that license child care facilities
4. Policy implementation principles of the American Planning Association on the provision of child care