Are Childcare Providers Required to Enroll Unvaccinated Children?

March 11, 2015

At this point you’ve likely heard about the measles outbreak sweeping through the country. Originating at Disneyland in Orange County, California, the outbreak has since spread to 17 states and revived a national debate about vaccines. We saw a huge spike in the number of measles cases in

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Working With Parents: When Can I Discriminate?

June 12, 2012
This guest post is based on a chapter in Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits, a new book co-authored by Tom Copeland and Holly Elissa Bruno that will be published by Teachers College Press this fall.

Is it okay to have different rules for different parents in your child care program? It depends.

In general, you can set your own rules and run your business the way you want, without fear that you are breaking the law if you treat parents

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3 Easy Ways to Meet a Parent's Privacy Expectations

May 09, 2012
This guest post is based on a chapter in Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits, a new book co-authored by Tom Copeland and Holly Elissa Bruno that will be published by Teachers College Press this fall.

In an age where our privacy is rapidly eroding, what do parents expect of their child care center or family child care provider about protecting their family’s privacy?

Parents expect their child care program to keep confidential everything they know about their

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