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State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 5/12/2021
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5/4/21  2:59 pm
Commenter: M. Conti

Single Focus, and Unlicensed facilities

While we are taking the opportunity to improve the "quality" of care of children, hence creating more guidelines and more regulation to the already struggling childcare industry, why don't we address the "single focus" non sense, businesses that do not have any form of regulations to meet.  I personally witnessed this numerous times during the "covid" pandemic.  I made numerous calls, and emails regarding these new "pop up" facilities, only to hear we're under state of emergency, or they are single focus, or their is no agreement between the facility and the parents.  This is going on in plain sight, and NOTHING is being done.  Just push more regulation on our businesses. Plain and simple overreach.  We can't find qualified staff as it is, so let's make it even harder for us to survive with the new training requirements, Tb screenings, CPR requirements.  All of this is taking away from the joy of giving quality care to our children.  We have now become a training center. Other facilities, please speak up, and stop caving to this overreach. 

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