State regulators have opened the public comment period on some proposed changes they hope will improve standards at day care centers around Texas. Among other things, they are hoping to mandate food allergy plans, safe sleep policies and updated vaccine requirements. But advocates say the agency is missing one important item on their list: better caretaker to child ratios in day cares.
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