Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law. As of January 26, 1992, child care programs, both family child care homes and child care centers, regardless of whether or not they receive public subsidies, can no longer discriminate on the basis of disability. It is important that child care providers are aware of their obligations under this law.

For more information:

The Department of Justice

Child Care Law Center

Disability Rights Maryland (formerly Maryland Disability Law Center)

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Health Education Resource Exchange

A Child Care Professional’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act