Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2021.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Child development facility" means a center, home, or other structure that provides care and other services, supervision, and guidance for children, infants, and toddlers on a regular basis, regardless of its designated name. The term "child development facility" does not include a public or private elementary or secondary school engaged in legally required educational and related functions or a pre-kindergarten education program licensed pursuant to Chapter 2A of Title 38.

(2) "Infant" means an individual younger than 12 months of age.

(3) "Operator" means an individual or entity that owns or is responsible for the operations of a child development facility.

(4) "OSSE" means the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, established by § 38-2601.

(5) "Subsidized child care" means part-time or full-time child care services, subsidized in whole or in part to eligible families pursuant to local and federal law, including §§ 4-404.01 and 4-405, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, approved November 19, 2014 (128 Stat. 1971; 42 U.S.C. § 9858, note).

(6) "Toddler" means an individual older than 12 months but younger than 36 months of age.


(Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4102, 64 DCR 7652.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 4102 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90-day) creation of this section, see § 4102 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017, effective July 20, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104; 64 DCR 7032).