Moscow debates changes to city's daycare rules - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Moscow debates changes to city's daycare rules

MOSCOW, Idaho - Moscow aims to clarify its licensing rules for its daycares, saying a state law effective Jan. 1 has led to confusion.

In Moscow, a license and insurance are required for facilities that care for four or more children. State licensing is required for facilities with seven or more children.

The Daily News reports the confusion over the northcentral Idaho city's rules results from a difference in the way the state and city interpret how children are counted.

Under state rules, a mother of four who also provides care for three neighbor kids must get a state license because she's caring for seven children.

Under Moscow's rules, however, she wouldn't need to, because she doesn't have to count her own kids in the total. Right now, the city is gathering input from daycare providers on how to proceed.

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AP-NY-05-12-10 0901EDT

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