MANKATO, Minn. – As more regulations pile up from the Department of Human Services, area daycares are feeling the pressure. A new task force created by providers is hoping to alleviate some growing concerns.
The new regulatory framework is cause for mounting frustrations among childcare providers. This, as they already face a tight budget and difficulty finding workers. The vast majority of the changes are the product of the childcare assistance block grant issued by the federal government. The implementation plan was first released in October.