Feds call for better child-care safety rules

  • Article by: BRAD SCHRADE and JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: May 17, 2013 - 8:34 AM

Changes, prompted by accounts of day-care deaths, target 500,000 providers who get federal aid.

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dirtydogsMay. 16, 13 1:32 PM

We are coming oh so close to having the government basically raise our kids. I believe most daycares are safe, and those that abuse the rules will continue to do so. This is just going to cost families more money. I am all for safe daycares. Additional rules can and will be broken by some no matter how much training or guidance some providers receive. Minnesota already is one of the top states in daycare cost. This will do nothing to change that. Parents need to be very selective when choosing a daycare facility. There are plenty of good ones out there.

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stillonlymeMay. 16, 13 3:45 PM

If inconsistent regulation and a lack transparency on inspection reports are the problem then (1) why was the focus of articles on the child care providers instead of the regulators because surely the providers do not regulate themselves? and (2) why was the focus of the articles on the child care providers instead of the regulators because sure the providers do not write the inspection reports?

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brian15May. 16, 13 4:04 PM

Let’s just give our kids to the nanny state for the 1st 18 years or so. Clearly, we are incapable of raising them ourselves.

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basia2186May. 16, 13 6:44 PM

Back to sleep. Babysitting ain't rocket science. Good "calling" I guess.

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jd55604May. 17, 13 1:27 PM

Nowhere in the Constitution is it mentioned that the federal government can establish a dept of health and human services.

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rodawn1Jun. 6, 1310:58 AM

Why was the focus of the articles just on deaths in home daycares, which had 82 deaths in the time period studied, yet there WERE 743 DEATHS in parent's homes during the same time period. The focus should have been on safe sleep practices and education for EVERYONE to help prevent infant deaths, no matter where they occurred, not just some "witch hunt" against home daycare providers.

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