[Ord. No. 652, 5-9-1984; Code 1987; CC 2000 §5-801]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
- CHILD CARE CENTER
- A facility in which care and educational activities are provided for thirteen (13) or more children two (2) weeks to sixteen (16) years of age for more than three (3) hours and less than twenty-four (24) hours per day including daytime, evening and nighttime care. (See Section 445.180 et seq., "Special Use Permits")
- DAY CARE HOME
- A home in which care is provided for a maximum of ten (10) children under fourteen (14) years of age, not more than six (6) of whom are under kindergarten age. The maximum number of children under kindergarten age for which a day care home may be licensed shall be reduced by one (1) for each child under eighteen (18) months in care, as follows:
- GROUP DAYCARE HOME
- A home in which care is provided for a maximum of twelve (12) children under fourteen (14) years of age. The maximum number of children for which a group day care home may be licensed shall be as follows
- REGISTERED DAY CARE
- Providing day care for a maximum of six (6) children during the day, before school, after school or during the summer in the residence of the baby-sitting day care provider. The maximum of six (6) children includes children under the age of sixteen (16) to whom the provider is parent or guardian; no more than three (3) children shall be under eighteen (18) months of age.
[Ord. No. 652, 5-9-1984; CC 2000 §5-802]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in a business as defined in Section 630.010 in the home unless licensed as provided under this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 652, 5-9-1984, Code 1987; CC 2000 §5-803]
Every person desiring to be licensed in the City as a business, as defined in Section 630.010, shall make application to the City Clerk on a form prescribed by the City Clerk. All requirements for licensure must be satisfactorily completed each license period the applicant desires licensure under this Chapter.
The completed application must be returned to the City Clerk by the applicant with a copy of a completed Safety Evaluation Form and fire inspection approval. This application shall be verified and shall state that the applicant has met any and all State, County and fire district requirements.
[Code 1987; CC 2000 §5-804]
A license shall be issued to a registered day care provider, day care home and/or group day care home upon verification of the application and payment of a fee as set out in Section 103.050(E) of this Code. Child care centers shall be issued a license upon approval through the zoning procedures of the City and upon payment of a fee pursuant to Section 103.050(E) of the Code of the City of Mission. All licenses shall expire on June thirtieth (30th) of each year. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any business, as defined in Section 630.010, unless currently licensed therefore under this Chapter and unless the requirements for obtaining such a license continue to be met at all times during the license period.
[Code 1987; CC 2000 §5-805]
Any day care home, group day care home or child care center licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall be open for inspection by any health inspectors, fire inspectors or Building Inspectors of the City, County or State at any time the licensed premises has children in attendance or is open to permit children to attend.
[Ord. No. 652, 5-9-1984; Code 1987; CC 2000 §5-806]
The Governing Body shall have the authority to revoke or suspend any license granted pursuant to this Chapter for violation of any Federal or State Statute, City ordinance, for falsification of an application document, for violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter or for any acts committed by a licensee deemed by the Governing Body to make the licensee unfit to handle the responsibilities of such a license. Upon request of the licensee, a hearing must be held by the Governing Body within fourteen (14) days of revocation or suspension of the license, at which time the licensee may present any evidence or be heard with respect to any allegations contained in the request for suspension.
[Ord. No. 735, 4-13-1988; CC 2000 §5-807]
Any child care provider is subject to safety evaluations to be performed on behalf of the City from time to time. All child care providers are required to comply with the safety evaluations in the manner and the time set out therein. Failure to comply with the safety evaluations will be a Code violation subject to penalties set out herein below.
[Ord. No. 735, 4-13-1988; Code 1988; CC 2000 §5-808]
Any person violating the provisions of this Chapter shall upon conviction be fined a sum not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day. Each day that any such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense.