210.278.  Exempt from licensure, when. — Neighborhood youth development programs shall be exempt from the child care licensing provisions under this chapter so long as the program meets the following requirements:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 210.278

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (1)  The program is affiliated and in good standing with a national congressionally chartered organization’s standards under Title 36, Public Law 105-225;

 (2)  The program provides activities designed for recreational, educational, and character building purposes for children six to seventeen years of age;

 (3)  The governing body of the program adopts standards for care that at a minimum include staff ratios, staff training, health and safety standards, and mechanisms for assessing and enforcing the program’s compliance with the standards;

 (4)  The program does not collect compensation for its services except for one-time annual membership dues not to exceed fifty dollars per year or program service fees for special activities such as field trips or sports leagues, except for current exemptions as written in section 210.211;

 (5)  The program informs each parent that the operation* of the program is not regulated by licensing requirements;

 (6)  The program provides a process to receive and resolve parental complaints; and

 (7)  The program conducts national criminal background checks for all employees and volunteers who work with children, as well as screening under the family care safety registry as provided in sections 210.900 to 210.936.