Legislation approved to address childcare provider shortage in Michigan

The package of bills passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
The package of bills passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 9:11 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The State House has approved legislation to help address the shortage of childcare providers.

The package of bills passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

It eases up the rules allowing home-care providers that meet certain qualifications to care for more children.

The legislation also reduces the minimum age for childcare workers and allows parents access to a provider’s health and safety records. Lawmakers say the changes will give more families access to affordable childcare.

The measure now heads to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for final approval.

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