Title 17. Education
Chapter 1. General School Law
Part X-B. Early Learning Center Licensing
17:407.39 Licenses; application; temporary or provisional; fees
A. Application for licensure of a new early learning center shall be made by the center to the department using forms furnished by the department. Upon receipt of an application for a license and verification that minimum requirements for such license as established by rule are satisfied, and upon verifying that the center is in compliance with all applicable state and local laws and regulations, the department shall issue a Type I, Type II, or Type III license for such period as may be provided for by rule.
B. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education may provide by rule for the issuance of temporary, provisional, or extended licenses for each license type if a disapproval has not been received from any state or local agency authorized by any laws or rules to inspect or approve such centers.
C. A license of any type shall apply only to the location stated on the application, and such license, once issued, shall not be transferable from one person to another or from one location to another. If the location or ownership of the center is changed, then the license shall be automatically revoked.
D. Each licensed center shall display its license in a prominent place at the center.
E. There shall be an annual license fee for each type of early learning center in an amount equal to the annual license fee in effect for all Class A and Class B child care facilities possessing such license upon the effective date of this Section, without an increase in the amount of such fees.
F. There shall be an annual license fee of twenty-five dollars for any license issued to an early learning center providing care for fifteen or fewer children; one hundred dollars for any license issued to an early learning center providing care for at least sixteen but no more than fifty children; one hundred seventy-five dollars for any license issued to an early learning center providing care for at least fifty-one but no more than one hundred children; and two hundred fifty dollars for any license issued to an early learning center providing care for more than one hundred children.
G. The annual licensure fees provided in this Section shall not apply to Type I early learning centers.
H. Annual fees for any type or category of license shall not be increased unless expressly authorized by statute as provided in Article VII, Section 2.1 of the Constitution of Louisiana.
Added by Acts 2014, No. 868, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.