More than 15,000 violations found in federally-funded daycares

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – This fall, nearly 700 federally-funded child care facilities in Alabama underwent safety and health inspections from the Alabama Department of Human Resources as part of a new law.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services provides funding for child care centers serving qualifying low-income families under the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 1990. A re-authorization bill for the grant was passed in 2014, but it wasn’t until 2016 that HHS was able to finalize the specifics for rules pertaining to the grant. One of those rules included holding centers receiving these funds to certain standards.

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