CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously approved new guidelines limiting day-care homes to a total of six child or adult clients a day.
"There's not going to be any part-time care," Tammy Barnhart of Chambersburg said after the vote on the regulations. The office coordinator for Learning Tree Child Care, Barnhart said it may now be difficult to find after-school care for her 7-year-old son.
Under the guidelines, providers are considered to be running day-care homes if they have between four and six children a day. Facilities with more than six children a day are deemed child-care centers and not allowed in residential areas.
Waynesboro Attorney Lloyd Reichard, representing a couple with a day-care home in Chambersburg, told the council before the vote that some homes may have four children or adults to take care of in the morning and four more in the afternoon.