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Chesterfield officials to discuss overcrowding at home day cares

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Chesterfield  will take on the issue of how to crack down on overcrowding and protect kids at daycare on Tuesday.

The county could set a new limit on the number of children allowed at in home day cares. Right now the limit is 12, but leaders say 12 kids in a small house doesn't make sense.

Opponents say this brings nanny state to a whole new level, but for parents concerned that their children may be neglected when they're at work, this could bring good news.

The new law would set the number of kids based on the businesses' square feet. Critics say the county doesn't have the authority to make that change, and babies, for example, need less space than bigger kids.

It's all about how many is too many to make sure no child is forgotten and all get the care they deserve.

County leaders are meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

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