Bill Seeks Standards For Drop-In Day Care Centers
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to set basic standards for the short-term day care centers that are growing in popularity at fitness centers, shopping malls, grocery stores and other businesses.
Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco says SB766 would provide some protections for families. Unlike full-time child care providers that are regulated by the state Department of Social Services, drop-in child care centers are not regulated or required to be licensed because parents are on the premises.
His bill would require workers at these drop-in day care centers to undergo criminal background checks and be at least 18 years old. The centers would have to meet a minimum ratio of staff to children.
Yee’s bill will be heard for the first time Tuesday in the Senate Rules Committee.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.