Child Day Care Center Law and Legal Definition

An institute taking care of a child during the day is a child day care center. In a child day care center, a child is taken care of by a person other than the child's legal guardians. Child care means attending to the needs of infants, toddlers, preschool children, and school children outside of school hours by persons other than their parents. Parents include guardians, custodians, or relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption. Pursuant to ORC Ann. 2151.011, a child day-care center is a place in which child care or publicly funded child care is provided for thirteen or more children at one time or any place that is not the permanent residence of the licensee or administrator in which child care or publicly funded child care is provided for seven to twelve children at one time. Any child under six years of age who is related to a licensee, administrator, or employee and who are on the premises of the center is also counted as a child receiving child care.