I had a discussion with a day care provider. She was telling me that she wanted Yankton to make all day cares be licensed. I'm not against that. My wife has been a licensed day care provider for many years. What bothers me is the next part of the argument.
She said that no one should be able to care for another child unless they are city certified.
The City Council is trying to make that a reality. That means if Grandma wants to watch the kids she would have to be certified by the city before doing it. I guess I have problems with that.
The argument is that parents don't care enough about their children to make an informed choice about who will watch the child. Thus the government needs to do it. I don't see how the government can continually get bigger and take over what the parents are suppose to be doing. Thoughts?Do you think parents should be able to pick who they want to watch their kids without government intervention? - OR - Do you think the government should be able to say who watches kids?