I want bother to except this, you really need to see the post in its entirety. Popehat looks at 98 pages of Colorado state regulations on day care centers. The breadth and depth of the regulations, down to exactly how many of what type blocks kids should have to play with, is just amazing.
This is job security for life for a bunch of bureaucrats. If we require all this stuff, we need regular reporting don't we, on compliance. And inspections. And a detailed licensing and application process. And ten years from now, when all the day care centers are closed or cost too much, we will need extensive government programs to provide subsidized day care.