Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [8 VAC 20 ‑ 780]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Exempt Action for Transfer of Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
Action 5790
General Information
Action Summary Effective July 1, 2021, the Board of Education became responsible for establishing a unified public-private system for early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the Commonwealth, to be implemented by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).The Board unanimously approved the transfer of existing regulations to the State Board of Education administrative code in April 2021, which became effective July 1, 2021. Since that time, VDSS finalized amendments to the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers (22 VAC 40 - 185 under Social Services; now 8 VAC 20 - 780 under Education) to comply with federal health and safety requirements. This amended regulation, with necessary amendments, was approved by the Board on July 22, 2021 per Chapters 860 and 861 of the 2020 Acts of the General Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006.A4(a) and 2.2-4006.A4(c)
RIS Project Yes  [6894]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9356 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/13/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Rebecca Ullrich   / Director, Early Childhood Access and Enrollment
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-7578    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-