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Daycare changes considered

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Posted: Dec 14, 2009 5:35 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Dec 14, 2009 6:16 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: daycare, workers, contractors, background, certifications

Changes are being considered for daycare workers and contractors at child care facilities. The workers and contractors are currently required to have a background check for every facility where they work.

State Rep. Joseph Lopinto says a state certification should be valid at all schools for a specific amount of time. He says he may introduce legislation backing the change.

Contractors are often hired to teach things like computer training or tumbling. If a contractor works with 10 different facilities, 10 different certifications would be needed under the current system.

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