I can't imagine why it wouldn't since it's willing to mandate every other freaking thing. From ABC News 7 in Denver:
New Day Care Rules Proposed For Dolls, Milk, MoreOne of those "adjustments" must surely be direction on the size and shape of turds daycare workers are allowed to expel. Length. Girth. Weight. Configuration.
By Amanda Kost, Reporter
DENVER -- Day care centers in Colorado may have to meet new rules that regulate everything from the race of dolls to how much TV kids can watch.
According to documents obtained by 7NEWS, the changes being proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include:
● Children over 2 years old shall be served 1 percent, 2 percent or skim milk (unless directed in writing by a child's health care provider)
● Juice shall be limited to 4 to 6 ounces per day for children over 1 year of age and must be 100 percent juice
● TV and computer time shall be limited to 20 minutes per day unless its a special occasion
● Doll [sic] shall represent three races
● Requires child care providers and children take at least 1 physical education class per year
● Each child must have an assigned caregiver
● Nursery staff members must wear clothing that covers the lap and shoulders
● Children must be offered food at intervals not more than 3 hours apart
The proposed changes also specify policies for hand washing, handling prescriptions and sunscreen.
"We may adjust the specifics of the rules," said [Liz McDonough, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Human Services].
For the love of God. This is still America, right?
* I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that this is a joke. A really bad joke.
** I am appalled not just at the intrusiveness and presumptuousness of those who think they have an obligation to rule our daily lives, but I'm equally dismayed by those daycare professionals quoted as having concerns about trying to implement the new rules under which they must live. Instead of telling the Colorado Department of Human Services kiss my ass, they whine: "This is going to be such a burden." For the love of God. Who rules who, after all?