The following were among actions taken by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at its Jan. 25 meeting. For more information, call 246-3151.

DAYCARE -- The board asked county officials to study possible changes in daycare regulations, including requiring police background checks for home daycare providers, organizing a county-wide liability insurance pool for them, and allowing developers to build more densely on property if they provide daycare facilities.

County zoning staff members are now drawing up proposed regulations allowing home daycare providers, who may now care for up to five children, to admit two additional children into their programs if the additional children arrive only after school. Supervisor Thomas Davis (R-Mason) suggested adding to the proposed regulations a requirement for police and fire background checks of home daycare providers, which he said are not now required.

Davis also proposed that the board consider negotiating with major insurance companies to create a county-wide liability insurance pool for daycare providers, or make other arrangements to lower rates. He also proposed studying whether to allow developers to build denser housing developments in exchange for adding daycare centers, and whether to permanently extend a temporary program to boost salaries for workers at county-subsidized daycare centers.

INTERSECTIONS -- The board accepted an offer from the Engineers and Surveyors Institute, a nonprofit professional organization headquartered in Fairfax City, to perform free engineering work to improve six intersections in the county, including the intersections of Rte. 50 and Lee Corner Road, Rte. 50 and Centreville Road, Pohick Road and Rte. 123, Braddock and Backlick roads, Rte. 29 and West Ox Road, and Baron Cameron and Reston avenues.

The improvements include "relatively simple things" such as adding turn lanes and modifying traffic signals, which can be done "rapidly and generally in a noncontroversial manner," according to a letter from the association to Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Audrey Moore. The work will be completed by the end of the year, according to the letter.

EVICTIONS -- Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Martha Pennino (D-Centreville) said the belongings of some families who have been evicted from rental housing for not paying their rent or other reasons had been left in the open along public streets.

"I have actually seen household goods on the side of the road," she said. "We all realize things left on the street overnight tend to disappear . . . The hardship {of being evicted} is great enough without losing all their worldly belongings," she said.

County Executive J. Hamilton Lambert said the county sheriff's department, which performs evictions, has a policy of storing goods belonging to evicted families in warehouses rather than simply leaving them on streets. He said he would investigate whether the policy is being enforced.

DEER -- Responding to complaints from residents of the Gunston and Mason Neck areas that hungy deer are leaving wooded reservations and consuming azaleas, hedges and shrubbery in residential areas, the board asked officials to study ways to alleviate the problem, such as moving the deer to more remote locations.

Said Supervisor Gerald Hyland (D-Mount Vernon), "One resident lost over $2,000 worth of landscaping, and that's a lot of dough."