NYC to Require Child-Care Centers to Post Performance Cards

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -

New York City will require licensed child-care centers to post a “performance summary card” with information such as the number of times the program has been suspended in the last three years.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that 2,300 child-care centers will be required to post the cards near their entrances. Information on the cards will include the number of children allowed at the facility and the number of health code violations compared with the citywide average.

The city Health Department will implement the program, which will be similar to the letter grades on restaurants.

Other than post the report cards prominently, child-care centers don’t have to do anything to operate differently, unless they want to make changes that’ll earn them better numbers.

The requirement will not apply to family-based child-care sites.