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Fairfax County Changes to in Home Daycare Facilities
Posted by: Nanny Time ()
Date: June 19, 2013 01:03PM

Just one look at how home daycare provider Cece Holman spends her days, working closely with children, and you know why she believes the kids are the most important aspect of her job.
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And that's why she has been watching the Fairfax County Board so closely as members debated changing zoning rules for in-home daycare facilities to fall in line with new state rules.
On Tuesday, the changes were approved.
The change increases the number of children allowed in a facility from 10 to 12 with a special permit, creating up to a thousand new slots for kids.
Holman supports the change but thinks the permitting process will lead to more costs and fewer providers for parents.
"It means they're going to be struggling to find child care and prices are going to go up,” she says.
Miranda Kosell, who runs an in-home facility in Reston as part of the infant toddler family daycare, is concerned increasing the numbers will limit critical one-on-one time between kids and providers.
"One on one helps a lot because you do have time to sit with each child and read and give love and warm feelings every single day," she says.

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Re: Fairfax County Changes to in Home Daycare Facilities
Posted by: matt 703 ()
Date: June 19, 2013 04:53PM

the law is bullshit. Fairfax county over reacting b/c one idiot with 30 kids had an accident and a child died. Typical politician knee-jerk.

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Re: Fairfax County Changes to in Home Daycare Facilities
Posted by: Its needed ()
Date: June 19, 2013 05:07PM

before we tackled universal healthcare, we should have tried universal mental health care and day care. Believe its needed. Female Illegals and welfare cheats (sometimes one in the same) take in kids for extra $$$. They have no training in the event of an emergency and often their live-in baby daddy, room renter or children are total scum.

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Fairfax Co. day care providers say new regs complicate business
Posted by: Regulation changes ()
Date: June 20, 2013 07:00AM

Fairfax Co. day care providers say new regs complicate business

WASHINGTON - A change in regulation to allow more openings at in-home day cares in Fairfax County, the Washington metro area's most populated county, has the potential to backfire.

Fairfax County now allows 12 children per home-based day care, up from 10, making it the same as state regulations.

But some day care operators, like Susan Gallagher of Burke, Va., say the new regulations may chase operators close to retirement out of business.

"A lot of them are getting close to the end or they don't really need the income, so it's not worth it to them to go through the stress and anxiety of the whole process. Me? I have to do it," says Gallagher.

Fairfax County lost about 50 home-based centers in the last year, bringing the number down to 400.

Supervisor Catherine Hudgins, who worries increasing a home day care's size could hurt the quality of care, says neighbors who complain are is still the first line of defense.

Judy Robinson runs a home day care center with 10 kids in Centreville, Va. But she says the new regulations that would allow her to expand to 12 are complicated.

"We have to comply with all this stuff that they require during business hours, because a lot of that stuff has to be done during business hours," she says.

Home day care centers in Fairfax County must be licensed. Parents should ask to see an operator's license before selecting a day care.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted for the increase to comply with state regulations.

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Your Daycare Ranch
Posted by: Fairfax Boy ()
Date: June 20, 2013 02:03PM

Where was that daycare ranch that had babies strapped in car seats, then stowed the babies in the closet......Manassas?

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