Child Care and the ADA
As a child care center or home daycare provider do you understand your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Under Title III, the ADA prohibits a public accommodation, such as a child care center or home daycare, from discriminating against an individual on the basis of disability by denying them the right of full and equal access of its goods and services. Child care centers must comply with Title III of the ADA regardless of its size or number of employees. Even small, home-based centers that may not have to follow some state laws are covered by Title III. Under Title III, “disability” can include any disorder, disease or impairment ranging from diabetes, to allergies, physical/mobility or developmental/learning challenges, as well as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, asthma, and HIV/AIDS, among others.
For possible additional resources, please see our resources page or contact the Rocky Mountain ADA Center through our Technical Assistance Form or call us directly at 800-949-4232.
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is not an enforcement agency, nor does it provide advocacy services. The information and materials provided by the center are intended solely as informal guidance and are not a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities. All communication with the center is strictly confidential.