Nebraska day care providers struggling with new background check law

Excerpted from Lincoln Journal Star by Sadiyah Ali A new state law requiring childcare employees to undergo an additional federal background check has been met with mixed reviews by providers since it took effect in October. While some agree that more background checks aren’t bad, especially when children are in play, others aren’t sure the […]

Opioid crisis adds issues with Child Protective Services

Excerpted from The Journal By Steven Allen Adams The agency charged with investigating abuse and neglect cases involving children is having issues keeping up with increased caseloads as the opioid crisis continues. Lawmakers on the Post Audits Subcommittee heard a report Tuesday from the Legislative Auditor’s Office on Child Protective Services, an agency within the […]

Report shows employees never passed background checks at daycare

Excerpted from Fox21News By Brandon Thompson When Colorado Department of Human Services investigators inspected the Play Mountain Place daycare on Wednesday, they found more violations than what the original complaint reported. Employees did not pass background checks, required records were not kept, and the facility’s owner did not live at the house where the daycare […]

Background checks in effect for childcare providers

Excerpted from The Jamestown Sun The North Dakota Department of Human Services said the department is re-implementing a federal fingerprint-based background check requirement to ensure the protection and safety of children in licensed or regulated childcare. The federal requirement prohibits new childcare employees from starting employment until the department receives and reviews their in-state Bureau […]