Fairfax County Votes to Expand Home Day Care

By Mila Mimica
|  Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Fairfax County Votes to Expand Home Day Care

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Tuesday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of allowing supervision for up to 12 kids at home day cares with a permit.

A townhall addressing the change will be hosted July 20 by Fairfax County, followed by workshops to "assist providers" with necessary paperwork, according to county chairman Sharon Bulova's office.

The maximum of 12 kids only applies to single family homes with permits - the number shrinks to seven in townhouses with a permit. Without a permit, only five are allowed in townhouses and only seven in single family homes.

"I'm happy the limit was raised," Cece Holman, who runs a home day care in the Reston area told News4. "I believe they should have added townhomes into the decision to allow 12. This is going to  put a lot of child care businesses out of business. I think it should be on a case by case basis. "

A permit fee for home day care providers will also be reduced.

The July 20 meeting will be held in the board auditorium at the Fairfax County Government Center from 10 a.m. through noon.

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