Fair Start for Kids Act (FSKA) Temporary Licensing Subcommittee

The Fair Start for Kids Act (FSKA) was passed by the legislature in 2021.

The FSKA Temporary Licensing Subcommittee is a subcommittee of and will be overseen by the Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC). The subcommittee is charged with providing feedback and recommendations on the improvement of the statewide licensing process.  To complete this work, the subcommittee shall examine strategies to increase the number of licensed child care providers in the state, including meeting with prospective licensees to explain the licensure requirements and inspect and provide feedback on the physical space that is contemplated for licensure; develop model policies for licensed child care providers to implement licensing standards including, but not limited to, completing the child care and early learning licensing guidebook, to be made available to support providers with compliance; and develop recommendations regarding incentives and financial supports to help prospective providers navigate the licensing process. The subcommittee will draft a list of recommendations and a report to the agency in November 2022.

Temporary Licensing Subcommittee Recommendation Tracker


November 9, 2022

October 19, 2022

September 28, 2022

September 7, 2022

August 17, 2022

July 27, 2022

July 6, 2022

June 15, 2022

May 25, 2022

May 4, 2022

April 13, 2022

March 16, 2022

February 23, 2022

February 8, 2022

January 11, 2022