By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
A new study by the child-advocate group VOICES for Alabama Children puts the number of unregulated child care centers increasing in Alabama if laws remain the same.
The organization released their 2017 data book, “Alabama Kids Count,” which tracks changes in child welfare through the years. The data book is a compilation of data collected by the organization from various Alabama agencies.
The study looked at unregulated day care centers, which were a hot topic in the 2017 legislative session. The data book said Alabama is one of only seven states that still allow for “broad-based exemptions” for day care centers.