Indiana Loosens Childcare Regulations

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is loosening a couple of child care regulations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some parents are trying to ease the strain of having kids at home by pooling resources and having them do e-learning together. The problem is, that’s technically an unlicensed daycare, and state law would allow no more than six kids at a time. Nicole Norvell, director of Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, says the law didn’t anticipate a pandemic closing schools. An executive order from Governor Holcomb raises the limit to 10 kids as long as they’re there for e-learning. The order also allows organizations like the YMCA or Boys and Girls Clubs which run afterschool latchkey programs to use their own facilities instead.


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