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Challenge to D.C. Childcare Provider Education Rules Revived

May 29, 2020, 7:57 PM

The validity of District of Columbia regulations imposing minimum education requirements on childcare providers must be weighed even though waivers are allowed in some instances, a federal appeals court said Friday.

Two childcare providers who would require additional degrees or credits under the regulation, which went into effect in 2016, and a parent of daycare-age children, sued the city’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education. They claimed the regulations violate the nondelegation doctrine, and their substantive due process and equal protection rights.

The city argued the due process and equal protection claims weren’t fit for review because their merits...

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