Are child care centers covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
Yes. Almost all privately-run child care centers (including small, home-based centers, even those that are not licensed by the sate) and all child care services provided by government agencies (like Head Start, summer programs, and extended school day programs) must comply with the ADA. Even private child care centers that are operated by a religious organization do not have to comply with ADA. Even those centers may have to comply if they have agreed to comply through contract with a federal, state, regional, or local government agency.