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Some centers blame stiffer Public Assistance rules for drops
DOWNTOWN - Enrollment capacity at licensed day care centers in the region is up compared to last year, due chiefly to expansion by the new list leader, the YMCA of Pittsburgh.
The Y added two more locations to bring its total to 41 and can now accommodate 2,500 youngsters.
The question is: Will demand follow supply? The new slots have been slow to fill; occupancy is currently a mere 62 percent.
The Y is one of 10 companies on the list below the 75 percent occupancy mark.
It's a sign of trouble for the industry. Some operators complained that an increasing number of parents are …