NC bill allows groups to provide childcare without critical safety measures in place

NC bill allows groups to provide childcare without critical safety measures in place

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With so many schools going remote, parents are in need of more childcare options.

A bill just passed by North Carolina lawmakers helps with that, but it also allows some community groups to provide childcare without having critical safety measures in place.

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A state official told us the new bill has a loophole that doesn’t require the groups to comply with the same parameters that a licensed childcare facility would have to adhere to.

>>In the video at the top of the page, we breakdown the new bill and and explain the safeguards that lawmakers say its missing.

Parents, educators discuss need for childcare options amid virtual learning