City Council re-examines regulations that govern BX and city day care facilities

City Council members heard testimony Tuesday about what is being done to monitor Bronx and city day care centers.

The Department of Health told the City Council that it now takes them an average of five days to handle a complaint made against a day care center instead of seven. In addition, health officials said they now perform background checks on workers. One problem the City Council found is that the Administration for Children's Services, which runs city subsidized day care, is not implementing background checks or inspections of centers.

City Council members are looking into day care centers after two children died last year. The City Council says it may consider drafting legislation in order to have changes implemented.

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