Childcare fund proposed to county commissioners,
[Stacy Petty], the director of the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council and a participant in the coalition, said that while many parents opt to send their children to unlicensed providers, there are many benefits to choosing one with a license. “Anyone who’s licensed has been background checked and fingerprinted, so there’s a level of safety there,” [Petty] said. “When you’re working with a licensed care provider, they have met some educational
requirements as well.”
The state changed its rules in late September, allowing preschool providers to enroll ‘walk-ins’ more quickly than before.