[QUOTE=JetPotato;4258194]Or maybe (as I find is the case for many, many day care professionals), they realize its a means to watch their kids and make some money at the same time.[/QUOTE]
My sister-in-law used to run a small daycare out of her house for about 5 of her neighbors kids for just that reason. She had to get a permit and have her house inspected for safety and cleanliness before she could start. It worked out well for her and her neighbors who needed affordable daycare.