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Day care monitoring report: Ohio missed some inspections, could strengthen background checks
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:04 AM EST
A federal report says Ohio hasn't always met its own requirements for annual, unannounced inspections of day care centers and could do more comprehensive background checks for employees.
It analyzed 125 of Ohio's 13,000-plus care providers for the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. It found some required inspections were missed.
It also says Ohio didn't include sex offender and child abuse registry checks of workers' backgrounds.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state inspects day care centers twice annually. A spokesman says care providers undergo state and FBI background checks.