Background Checks: It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care outlines the elements of background checks needed to ensure that children are safe in child care settings. The paper includes state-by-state background check requirements for child care providers, and cites information from several studies to further show the need for state background check policies to be strengthened.
Child Care Aware® of America (formerly NACCRRA) is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. To learn more about Child Care Aware® of America and how you can join us in ensuring access to high-quality child care for all families, visit us at www.usa.childcareaware.org.