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Old 04-03-2009, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to figure out who, if anyone, regulates church-based preschools in Pennsylvania.

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Just found this:
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A nursery/preschool owned or operated by or under the authority of a bona fide religious institution is exempt from licensure. The Department of Education does not have jurisdiction over the religiously owned or operated nursery/preschools. The school owner can, however, choose to license the school.
So do they not have to abide by any rules or laws?

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If they do not take ANY money from the state/federal- as I know they can pick and choose and make any rules they want.

 

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They have to abide by health and fire codes as far as state regulations go. They do not have to be licensed because they do not take state money. Nor do they wish to be under government control or have the government tell them what kind of teachers are acceptable and which are not. Most preschools who are run by churches also require their workers to have a police background check.

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