New daycare regulations are set to take effect starting in August and it could cause problems for providers even forcing some to close their doors.

The new regulations will require daycare workers to earn 'Early Childhood Education Certificates' approved by the state.

It basically means that childcare providers must receive college credit in addition to their current licenses, and maintain 10 hours a year after that.

The cost for keeping certification can cost as much as an extra $3000 per year for providers.

You can read more about the new daycare regulations here.

There is already a shortage of reliable daycare in Washington State so what does that mean for parents looking for dependable daycare after August? I guess the effects will be known after August,

You can check out more the reactions from daycare providers here