Topkea, KS – New child care laws are now in effect in Kansas.
Since July 1, "Lexie's Law" has been on the books. It requires all day care facilities in the state to be licensed and inspected, as opposed to in the past, when many were not required to be inspected.
All child care facilities in Kansas will be inspected at least once every 12 months under the new law.
Another provision of the law requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop a web site for parents who are looking for a day care provider.