In-home day cares under the radar of state, federal transparency rules

As new federal rules take effect nationally to give parents more information about the quality of child care facilities, many parents in Sioux Falls won’t see the benefit.

That’s because the new rules won’t apply to family day cares that aren’t registered with the state of South Dakota. Registration in South Dakota is voluntary for in-home day cares with 12 or fewer children, and only about half of the nearly 300 family day cares in Sioux Falls are registered with the state.

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