By Mike Klein
Mike Klein, EditorGeorgia Public Policy Foundation
Thousands of daycare workers now employed statewide would be required to undergo federal fingerprint background checks under legislation introduced in the House. Not all at once, mind you, as there would be a phase-in period but eventually, there would be a more complete picture about the felony criminal histories of day care workers, including possible abuse histories.
“The safety and security of children are the primary concerns,” said Carolyn Salvador, executive director at the Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA)
which is the state’s largest organization representing day care centers. GCCA has endorsed passage of HB 350
. And, it has been at the table alongside state officials to address issues that…