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MD Ed Dept. Failed To Follow Up On Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Employees

Missed Inspections and Reviews

February 27, 2013

Maryland’s education department failed to keep track of critical criminal background checks for state child care center employees. A legislative of audit of the Maryland State Department of Education found that MSDE did not adequately follow up on required criminal background checks alerts, failed to conduct required inspections of child care facilities, and did not perform timely reviews of the state‚Äôs child care subsidy eligibility requirements.