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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Nixon signs new Missouri child-care requirements

  • Parents could gain a way to compare the quality of child-care providers under legislation, SB 869 and HB 1831, signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
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  • Parents could gain a way to compare the quality of child-care providers under legislation, SB 869 and HB 1831, signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
    The bill signed Wednesday requires the state to develop a "system of quality indicators" so people can know whether child-care centers are meeting certain criteria.
    The website will track whether child-care providers are licensed, meet health and safety standards, use curriculum and comply with staff training requirements.
    The bill also requires the state to run a hotline for parent complaints about child-care providers.
    The provisions take effect in October 2015.
    Nixon said they are necessary for Missouri to continue to receive more than $100 million annually in federal funding to help offset child-care costs for lower-income individuals.

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