Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part X-B. Early Learning Center Licensing


17:407.35      Exemptions from licensure requirements


A. Public and nonpublic day schools serving children in grades kindergarten and above, including any prekindergarten programs attached thereto, as well as camps, and care given without charge, shall be exempt from the provisions of this Part.


B. A recognized religious organization which is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, which remains open for not more than twenty-four hours in a continuous seven-day week, and in which no individual child remains for more than twenty-four hours in one continuous stay shall not be considered an early learning center for the purposes of this Part.


C. Nothing in this Part shall apply to children in programs licensed or operated by the Department of Health and Hospitals or the Department of Children and Family Services.


Added by Acts 2014, No. 868, ยง 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.