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New York has not fully implemented new criminal background check requirements for childcare providers

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The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act) added new requirements for States receiving Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds to conduct comprehensive criminal background checks on staff members and prospective staff members of childcare providers every 5 years. Background check requirements apply to any staff member who is employed by a childcare provider for compensation or whose activities involve the care or supervision of children or unsupervised access to children. States must have requirements, policies, and procedures in place to conduct criminal background checks for staff members of childcare providers (other than relatives) that are licensed, regulated, or registered under State law or receive CCDF funds no later than September 30, 2017. Our objective was to determine New York’s progress toward implementing new criminal background check requirements established under the CCDBG Act. (author abstract)

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Fact Sheets & Briefs
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United States
State(s):
New York

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