CCCMPL 7 (Changes to Corrective Action Plans and Revised Inspection Protocol)
Child Care Center Manual Procedure Letter No. 7
July 23, 2013
TO: All Child Care Center Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: Changes to Corrective Action Plans and Revised Inspection Protocol

The Child Care licensing section has modified its inspection protocol and the requirements for all child care centers submitting corrective action plans.


Currently, compliance materials are submitted for both regular non-compliances and Serious Risk Non-Compliances (SRNC). This process does not allow child care licensing staff to provide targeted technical assistance as it is cumbersome and time consuming to receive materials for both regular non-compliances and SRNC. Presently, if a program gets any SRNC, it will result in a second inspection to be conducted.

New Corrective Action Plan Policy:

Centers will only be required to submit corrective action plans for SRNC violations and substantiated complaint violations; the submission of a corrective action plan will not be required for regular non-compliances. Child care licensing staff will provide technical assistance at the time of the inspection to address regular non-compliances. The child care website will reflect that these non-compliances were addressed and technical assistance was provided. In the event of repetitive regular non-compliances, a corrective action plan may be required.

New Inspection Protocol:

Full time centers will receive at least one full inspection during the fiscal year. If more than two SRNC are cited during the first inspection, a second inspection will be conducted prior to the end of the fiscal year.

More detailed information regarding the compliance reporting changes can be viewed at

Please contact the Office of Family Assistance, Child Care Policy Help Desk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4 or your licensing specialist if you have questions regarding these changes. The electronic versions of the child care manuals are located at: These manuals contain all child care rules, transmittal letters, procedure letters and forms.

Instructions: The following chart identifies the material that needs to be inserted in to the Child Care Center Manual (CCCM).

Child Care Center Manual
Procedure Letters (CCCMPL)