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State officials begin online listing amount of fines levied against daycares

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials have made it easier to help parents decide which child care centers to use.

The Department of Children and Families has started to list the amounts of fines levied against daycare facilities, and the reasons for them.

Child care groups have asked for years to have the information online – so parents don’t unfairly shy away from centers which are not bad apples.

The data has always been available. But just six years ago, parents had to drive to one of five regional state government centers to get it, or else pay 15 cents a page to get it by mail.

In 2008, the state began listing centers online which violated state rules. But it did not list the fines, or the violations those places committed.

State child care union president Anneliese Sheahan of Mosinee said that was really unfair, because their potential customers could not tell if a place got fined $100 or $1,000.

The Web site is at DCF Wisconsin.Gov/youngstar. 

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