RIVERDALE -- Home daycare and preschool center owners can now increase the number of children they care for. In a unanimous vote, the Riverdale City Council increased the limit from six to eight, following state code that regulated child daycares.
The provider's own children younger than age 4 will be counted toward the limitation.
According to the new ordinance, the provider cannot care for more than two children younger than age 2 at one time. In written comments, City Administrator Larry Hansen called the change a minor one that "brings our local ordinance closer in consistency with state statute."