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Licensed child-care centers in NYC will have to publicly post ‘performance summary card’

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NEW YORK — New York City will require licensed child-care centers to post a “performance summary card” with information such as the number of times the program has been suspended in the last three years.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that 2,300 child-care center will be required to post the cards near their entrances.

Information on the cards will include the number of children allowed at the facility and the number of health code violations compared with the citywide average.

The city Health Department will implement the program.

The Health Department has issued letter grades to restaurants since 2010. Department officials say that as with restaurants, posting the inspection information will spur child-care centers to improve their performance.

The requirement will not apply to family-based child-care sites.

This is a sample Child Care Performance card day care centers will be required to post. (NYC Mayor's Office)

This is a sample Child Care Performance card day care centers will be required to post. (NYC Mayor’s Office)