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Family Child Care Provider
Chris is a registered family child care provider in Troy, Vermont.

“To become licensed, I’d have to put in a sprinkler system and upgrade to a $35,000 septic system to accommodate the two additional children I could accept. There’s no way the income I make from two more families would ever pay off the upgrades.”

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