Complaints, citations, inspection histories – parents have the right to know what state regulators know about preschools and day care centers. While most states make information from inspection records and complaint reports available online, others only release partial data.
Twenty-nine states provide access to information from child care inspection and complaint records online. Another nine have online access to limited information or for a limited group of facilities. In the remaining states, including in California, the public can’t get details about inspection findings online.
The Center for Investigative Reporting compiled this information using Child Care Aware of America’s 2013 report, “We Can Do Better,” and information from state regulators. If something changes in your state that we should know about, email our reporter, Katharine Mieszkowski: firstname.lastname@example.org.