If the provider intends to or is currently participating in school readiness then it is NOT required to have a Health and Safety Check by Green Apple validators to receive license exempt approval. Instead the provider shall submit a copy of the most recent inspection/checklist from the department or local licensing agency within thirty days from the date of application.
If the provider does not intend to or is not currently participating in school readiness then it shall submit a Request for Health and Safety Check by Green Apple validators prior to license exempt approval.
Failure to submit the required inspection report from the local licensing agency or department within thirty days from the date of application may prompt an onsite health and safety check by Green Apple validators. Green Apple reserves the right to conduct unannounced inspections of the exempt child care program to ensure compliance with its health and safety standards. The exempt child care provider must display a copy of the health and safety standards and exempt approval certificate in a conspicous place on the school campus.
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.