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HHS Daycare Study May Concern Parents

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Parents across the country trust day cares to watch after their kids while they're at work. And as a parent, you probably assume that everything there is safe, but that's not always the case.

The Department Of Health And Human Services conducted a study and their findings may surprise a lot of parents out there.

Many people may assume that the person you trust to watch your child has gone through a background check, but that may not be the case!

The study found that only 15 states in the entire country require child care providers to go through background checks. All three states here in the Delaware Valley have the requirement.

The report recommends more rigorous standards, including criminal background checks for all employees, and fingerprinting.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey both already do that and require background checks for anyone living in the same building who is 18 years or older.

Delaware is even more thorough. The state requires family members of workers to also go through a background check.

21 states also do not require an annual unannounced inspection of all licensed child care providers.

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