Chairing House File 2198 was near and dear to me. This bill would allow child care centers the option for employees and substitutes who are 16 years or older to supervise school-age children without additional supervision. This bill again drew concerns about young people joining the Iowa workforce. We constantly hear about doing something to get more people in the workforce and this bill answers part of that concern. As far as the age of these daycare workers, we already allow this age group to be lifeguards and work as C.N.A.s in healthcare. This will expand options for our younger workers and make for a great path to potential future careers and education.
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