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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)?

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is here to help individuals and organizations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota understand their rights and responsibilities under the 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 calling 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 is intended solely as informal guidance and are not a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities. All communication with the Center is strictly confidential.

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Resources for Child Care Centers and Home Daycare Providers:

icon-pdfTop 10 Things You Need to Know About the ADA

icon-pdfTop Five Things You Need to Know About Your Responsibilities for Providing Equal Access to People with Food Allergies

icon-pdfChild Care & the ADA: Q&A for Grandparents

icon-pdfSign Language Lesson Plans

icon-pdfDisability Etiquette Lesson Plans

Child Care Provider’s Rights and Responsibilities under the ADA

icon-pdfAll Kids Count: Child Care and the ADA Additional Resources: Websites

icon-pdfADA Q&A for Child Care Centers and Providers

web-link Ensuring the rights of parents and child care

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