Hudson Valley Parent

HVP - Feb. 2014

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Screening your sitter W hen looking for the perfect caregiver, many families don't know where to begin. The Internet offers a quick solution for finding caregiver information, but it can also be a misleading source. "A thorough screening includes live court research in addition to an online web search," New moms said Darren Dupriest, president and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions. "Make sure your search includes an all-encompassing look at an applicant's verifications, records with federal and state agencies and other personal assessment screenings." Criminal Records A thorough search will identify any felony or misdemeanor criminal convictions. This search should be current enough to include any pending cases involving the candidate. Sex offender registries A criminal record search alone does not include significant sex offender information because each state has its own stand-alone registry. Be sure to look for a screening company that offers a multi-state check. Preschool through Eighth Grade Traditional learning in an innovative environment Driving records A thorough check of their driving history includes the possession of a valid driver's license, and ensuring it has not been suspended or revoked. 'New Moms' is a monthly column dedicated to our readers in their earliest stages of motherhood. 415 Route 343 Millbrook, New York 12545 845.677.5014 n Hudson Valley Parent 27

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