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Child Care Licensing

A court ruled that requirements do not violate the First Amendment.

Michigan
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• The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a state law requiring church-operated child care facilities to be licensed by the state did not violate the constitutional guaranty of religious freedom. A child care facility operated by a Baptist church applied for state licenses from 1974 through 1978. However, in 1979, the church informed the state that it no longer wanted its preschool licensed. The church claimed that the licensing requirement violated its religious beliefs. The church also objected to administrative rules adopted by the state that (1) required preschool directors to be accredited by the state, (2) required preschools to teach specified courses that conflicted with the church's religious beliefs, and (3) prohibited corporal punishment. When the church continued operating the preschool without a license, the state sought a court order prohibiting the preschool from operating. ...

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  • January 1, 1991

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