Editorial: New child care rules assurance of safety

Added costs that will be incurred by child care providers — and, in turn, users of their services — as the result of new rules that went into effect Monday are necessary expenses to pay for tougher hiring standards that should have been put in place years ago.

The Indiana General Assembly adopted the new requirements for child care providers in the last legislative session. They will force nonprofit agencies that provide child care to seek additional funding for their operations and for-profit businesses to increase the fees they charge for their services.

The new provisions include:

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