New Year Means New Childcare Laws for State
A new state law took effect starting with the new year that requires employees of Georgia childcare facilities to take part in a fingerprint background check. All employees hired after Jan. 1 will be subject to the test, while current or previously employed childcare workers will have up to three years to fulfill the requirement. Before the new federal background check law for day-care workers took effect, workers were required only to pass a state background check, which didn’t provide information about any criminal convictions in other states. All new hires must have the fingerprints and background check.