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NYC to Require Child-Care Centers to Post Performance Cards

Mayor de Blasio said Friday that 2,300 child-care centers will be required to post the cards near their entrances

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    NYC to Require Child Care Centers to Post Performance Cards

    Mayor de Blasio said Friday that 2,300 child care centers will be required to post the cards near their entrances. Government Affairs Reporter Melissa Russo reports. (Published Friday, May 27, 2016)

    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 de Blasio said Friday that 2,300 day 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 Health Department has issued letter grades to restaurants since 2010. Department officials say that as with restaurants, posting the inspection information will spur child-care centers to improve their performance.

    But the scorecards will include more information than restaurant letter grades, including a full range of criteria on each door.

    The city Health Department will implement the program, which comes almost five years after an I-Team report that suggested the change. De Blasio, then the city's public advocate, was in support at the time. 

    The new scorecards are expected to be fully implemented by the summer of 2017. 

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

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