You have to get to work in the morning and you don’t want to leave the kids alone to get the school bus so you r neighbor says they can stay at her hose for an hour every day. Great now you don’t have to worry and you don’t have to hire a babysitter. It’s a no brainer the kids stay with someone they know and you know they are safe, thank God for good neighbors.
Wrong, at least in Michigan where the Department Of Human Services told a woman that she was breaking the law and running an illegal day care for doing just that. She is not getting paid; she is just keeping an eye on them and giving them a place to wait till the bus comes.
Does this mean that if you let the neighborhood kids plays at your house while their folks go to the store your breaking the law? When we were kids no one gave it a thought if we stayed at a friend’s house because our folks had no one to watch us.