Child Care - Environmental Sanitation ← Knowledge Base I am interested in opening a new child care facility or home, who should I contact? How often are child care providers inspected? Who conducts child care sanitation inspections? How do I file a sanitation complaint regarding a child care facility or home? Are there differences in sanitation requirements for licensed family homes, group homes, centers, and license-exempt facilities? What do child care sanitation inspectors look for? Is lead-based paint allowed in child care? What are the sanitation requirements for having pets in child care? What is considered an approved food source in child care? What are the expectations for a child care provider operating under a boil water order? Where can I get sanitizer test strips for my child care? Why is the required cleaning process so complicated? What is ‘date-marking?’ Why is hand washing so important?