For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BEFORE AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM. A child-care center that provides care before or after, or before and after, the customary school day and during school holidays, for at least two hours a day, three days a week, to children who attend prekindergarten through grade six. A before and after-school program is licensed by and meets the minimum standards of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
   CHILD-CARE CENTER. An establishment subject to regulation by licensing that provides:
      (1)   Assessment, care, training, education, custody, treatment or supervision is provided for more than six children who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption;
      (2)   Assessment, care, training, education, custody, treatment or supervision is provided for all or part of a 24-hour day, whether or not the establishment operates for profit or charges for its service; and
      (3)   A CHILD-CARE CENTER includes the people, administration, governing body, activities on or off premises, operations, buildings, grounds, equipment, furnishings, and materials. A CHILD-CARE CENTER does not include child-placing agencies, listed family homes, employer-based child-care operations, or shelter care operations.
   CHILD-CARE STAFF. Any person whose primary duty includes direct care, supervision or guidance of children in a child care center.
   GUARDIAN. A child’s parent or other person who has legal care, custody and control of a child through natural or court appointed rights.
   HEALTH INSPECTOR. An employee of the city appointed by the City Manager as his/her representative to inspect and enforce the provisions of this subchapter.
   ISOLATION AREA. An area or room apart from other facilities which is available for use by children who become sick or injured.
   PERMIT. A complete document issued to the approved applicant of a child-care center authorizing operation at a specific location in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter.
   REGULATORY AUTHORITY. The City of Mansfield Department of Regulatory Compliance or its authorized representatives or designees.
   RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. A church, synagogue or other religious institution whose purpose is to support and serve the propagation of truly held religious beliefs.
   SCHOOL. A child-care center offering an educational program in one or more grades for children from the ages of five through 13 during the customary public school day.
(‘78 Code, § 10-51) (Ord. 767, passed 2-8-88; Am. Ord. 1346, passed 4-23-01; Am. Ord. OR-2253-22, passed 5-9-22)