From the Reporter
The Findings
In San Diego County and across California, severely slackened inspection rules leave children in preschools or child care less protected from undetected safety lapses than kids elsewhere.
The Details
State inspections used to happen annually. Now they can occur just twice a decade.
What It Means
The state has fallen short of a bar that national experts say is perilously low in the first place. A national association recommends that child care programs be visited four times a year, 20 times more often than California requires. It ranked California 50th out of 52 states and districts in child care licensing and oversight.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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