The following chart provides a brief introduction to the different chapters for licensed centers, which became effective September 1, 2010:

Chapter of Standards Ages of Children Served Possible Hours/Days of Operation Defining Characteristics
Chapter 743
Temporary Shelter Program
Children Residing at a shelter, birth through 13 years Any time of day, year-round. Provides care exclusively to children residing at a shelter (such as a domestic violence or homeless shelter).
Chapter 744
School Age Program
Pre-K through 6th Grade Before or after customary school day; may offer  full-time summer care Provides care primarily before or after school day; may offer summer care. No infant/toddler care.
Chapter 744
Before or After School Program
Pre-K through 6th Grade Before or after or before and after customary school day; may offer full-time care only on holidays/breaks Provides care exclusively before or after school. No infant/toddler care. No summer care.
Chapter 746
Child Care Program
Birth through 13 Years Any time of day, year-round. Provides care year-round. May offer infant/toddler care. May offer before or after-school care.