KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App
** CLICK HERE for a COMPLETE LISTING **    Canton--SNOW ALERT--begins midnight, business dist  

Sioux Falls City Council Looks At Daycare Rules- Owner Agrees



Bookmark and Share

For many parents, it's hard to leave their kids at day care.  But now the City of Sioux Falls is considering new inspection rules that could help give parents a piece of mind.

One local owners says it's time to toughen the rules of inspection.

Singing can be heard throughout the houses and giggles from children filter through the air.  It's all fun and games for the kids, but for Dani Curtis, it's a full time job.
   
"I actually think I have the best job in the world.  Even if I mess up, I'm still loved and hugged at the end of the day," said Dani Curtis, owner of the Gingerbread House Day Care.

For Curtis, the kids are top priority, and says, it's time for the city to make the kids a priority too.   

Which could come in the form of new day care inspection rules.  The city is considering inspecting a day care anytime there is a complaint, before a new facility opens and after a day care closes.

"If you are open to inspections and you are providing that service, then you shouldn't be worried about being inspected.  Your door should be open to city, state, parents, whoever," said Curtis.

Curtis has been in business at her home day care for the past 8 years and says not once has a city inspector ever come through her doors, and as a day care provider she says that is very concerning.

"It's a disappointment to be truthful.  I don't think it would hurt for them to come in a couple times a year and take a look at us, or more," said Curtis.
 
As a licensed day care, Curtis says, inspections should be expected at The Gingerbread House to make sure the kids keep singing and to reassure the parents, they are leaving their kids in good hands.

Mayor Mike Huether says a day care inspection program is something he campaigned about. 

A representative from the Sioux Empire Child Care Network knew nothing about the proposed changes.

m_payne@kdlt.com
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Collision Near Philip

One person is dead and another is injured after a head-on collision near ...

2 Mountain Lions Killed During Season's 1st Day

Wildlife officials in South Dakota say two mountain lions were killed ...

Larry Pressler Accepts Post With Centrist Group

Larry Pressler plans to work with a group that endorsed him in his unsuccessful bid for the U. S. ...

Weather, Politics Dominate South Dakota 2014 News  Dec. 27

SF Apartment Fire Starts In Trash Can  Dec. 27

2 Dead In Rollover Crash Near Marion  Dec. 27

Two Hawarden Men Arrested For Burglaries  Dec. 27

One Of A Kind Pawn Shop Coming To Sioux Falls  Dec. 26

Shoppers Return Unwanted Gifts In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 26

Sioux Falls Residents Leave Christmas Behind  Dec. 26

"Heroes Behind The Badges" Blood Drive Begins  Dec. 26

Family Of Jayla Rodriguez Grieves Through Holidays  Dec. 26

SD Extends Comment Period On Elk Management Plan  Dec. 26

SD County Name Change Needs Legislative Action  Dec. 26

SD Man Dies After Being Struck By SUV  Dec. 26

Brennan Announces New SF Development  Dec. 26

Judge Trims Lawsuit Against Sioux City, Ex-Manager  Dec. 26

Parts Of SD In For Snow, Bitter Cold  Dec. 26

Shelter Getting 6-Month Trial In New Location  Dec. 26

Gun Given As Present Goes Off, Causes Commotion  Dec. 26

KDLT News Archive
     

SD Man Dies After Being Struck By SUV

A South Dakota man is dead after being struck by a sports ...

Parts Of SD In For Snow, Bitter Cold

Parts of South Dakota could see a couple of inches of snow before ...

Brennan Announces New SF Development

A new, $15 million, 40,000 square foot business is set to open in Sioux Falls ...

One Of A Kind Pawn Shop Coming To Sioux Falls  Dec. 26

2 Dead In Rollover Crash Near Marion  Dec. 27

Gun Given As Present Goes Off, Causes Commotion  Dec. 26

Family Of Jayla Rodriguez Grieves Through Holidays  Dec. 26

Shoppers Return Unwanted Gifts In Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 26

KDLT News Archive
     

KDLT Sports 2014 Bloopers Of The Year  story with video

As 2014 comes to a close, we at KDLT will look back at the best of ...

Drew II Plays Santa Claus In Skyforce Christmas Win  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD (Dec. 25, 2014) – Twas Christmas ...

Pro Bowl Nod Adds To Vinatieri's Legacy  story with video

Rapid City native and former South Dakota State Jackrabbit Adam Vinatieri has ...

Skyforce Christmas Day Game A Beloved Tradition  story with video  Dec. 26

Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st  story with video  Dec. 24

Walker wants to play for Christmas  story with video  Dec. 24

Zenner, Weineke All-Americans again!  story with video  Dec. 24

Luverne rallies past Totino-Grace in hockey thriller  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top