Some low-income parents receiving help with day-care will pay the price if their children are absent. Changes in state rules are forcing them to pay day care providers when their children are absent from care centers. The state now allows ten absences per child every six months, a move designed to cut costs. It won’t pay providers for additional days a child misses, regardless of the reason. The rules have been in effect since January 2002. The state spends 417-million dollars a year on day-care vouchers for low-income families. Day-care centers can either take the loss or pass the cost to parents. Several day-care administrators say they would have to close if they forgave the payments.