Confidentiality

ACCESS: Families have unlimited access to their children, including written records concerning their children during normal hours of operation and whenever the children are in attendance. Additionally, Agency staff and regulatory agencies such as CDE, DSS, etc. may request immediate access.

SECTION 1596.857 HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

(a) “Upon presentation of identification, the responsible family or guardian of a child receiving services in a child day care facility has the right to enter and inspect the facility without advance notice during normal operational hours of the facility. Families and guardians when inspecting shall be respectful of the children’s routines and programmed activities. . .

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the person present who is in charge of a child day care facility may deny access to an adult whose behavior presents a risk to children present in the facility and may deny access to non-custodial families or guardians if so requested by the responsible family or guardian. . . .”