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Affordable and Accessible Childcare

Reduce Staff Ratio Requirements

States should relax childcare regulations to allow staff members to watch additional children, making childcare more affordable and accessible while maintaining safety.

Allow Students Seeking Related Degrees To Count Toward Staffing Ratios 

States should count college students seeking related degrees as “staff” for childcare staff ratio requirements. 

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