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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW DAY CARE LEGISLATION TAKES EFFECT

New legislation aimed at making day care more accessible in northern and rural

areas goes into effect today.



As of today, amendments to The Child Care Act allow individual licensed child

care providers to operate a child care home in a residence other than their

primary residence. Further amendments allow a family child care provider to be

licensed to care for up to 12 children in a Group Family Child Care Home as

long as a second adult is present. The number of children permitted in

unlicensed family child care homes remains at eight.



"Parents and child care providers in northern and rural areas face unique

circumstances, like seasonal demands for child care during harvest," Social

Services Minister Harry Van Mulligen said. "These amendments allow people in

these areas of the province to develop child care programs that address these

needs."



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For more information contact:



Doug Wakabayashi

Social Services

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-8689
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