Over 20 bills have been introduced this session to increase regulation for child-care providers following a high profile incident last year in which a toddler from Midlothian lost his life.
Sixty children have died in Virginia daycares over the past decade, 40 of those were in unlicensed facilities.
Virginia does not require daycare providers be licensed unless they provide care for 6 or more children. Several bills would lower that threshold to 3 or 1.
Another bill would require fingerprint background checks for those who provide childcare.