Photograph by Davis Burroughs

If you live in Arlington and pay a fortune for child care, we’ve got some good news for you: The Arlington County Board approved new zoning rules aimed at reducing childcare costs.

New changes will allow small, in-home daycare providers to care for up to nine kids without going through the county’s permitting process. Summer camps will now be able to bypass the permitting process as well. The changes go into effect July 1st.

Here’s hoping they reduce the average yearly daycare bill for Arlington families, which clocks in at a whopping $42,705.