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The Department of Human Services (DHS) regulations for operating a child care facility are available on the Internet. The regulations on the Internet are the most up-to-date versions of the regulations. 

Listed below is the regulation that pertains to operation of a child care center facility, a brief description of the regulation and the hyperlink to the regulation on the Internet:

55 Pa. Code, Chapter 3270, Child Care Centers – This regulation provides the rules regarding operation of a child care center. A child care center is a facility in which seven or more children unrelated to the operator receive child care services. A child care center must have a certificate of compliance (license) from DHS in order to operate.

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Educator Induction Plan (EIP)

The SRU/SGA Preschool and Child Care Center onboards high quality educators as an essential first step to expedite and assist entry into the education profession and teaching of Pennsylvania's high academic standards.