Required textbook reading:
- Childcare Law: Cases, Concepts and Compliance
Unit 2: Duty of Care
Chapter 2: Guidelines for Releasing Children
For childcare providers, the dropping off and picking up of children at a preschool is a critical exchange point of responsibility and liability. In order to limit provider liability, providers must maintain up-to-date release authorization cards indicating which individuals are permitted to pick up a child from their care. Without uptodate release authorizations, it can be unclear who is properly authorized to pick up a child, as in the case of a parent who has recently lost custody.