State Licensure

The Children’s Garden Preschool Program has successfully met the requirements for licensure by the state of Virginia.

Title 63.1, Chapter 10 of the Code of Virginia gives the Virginia Department of Social Services authority to license preschool programs. Licensing standards assure that these programs provide safe care. Standards require criminal record checks and minimum qualifications for staff. They also specify certain health precautions, equipment, programming, play space, record keeping, and ratios of children per staff member. In addition, facilities are required to meet applicable health, fire, and building codes. Department of Social Services licensing staff make announced and unannounced visits to determine compliance with standards. In addition, parents or other individuals may register a complaint about a given program. For additional information about licensing, contact:

Western Regional Office
State Department of Social Service
Division of Licensure
190 Patton Street
Abingdon, VA 24120
(540) 676-5490