TrustLine: California's Background Check for In-Home Child Care
TrustLine – an invaluable resource for parents.
TrustLine is a database of nannies and baby-sitters that have cleared criminal background checks in California. It’s the only authorized screening program of in-home caregivers in the state with access to fingerprint records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI. That’s what makes TrustLine unique. It’s also easy to use and effective.
For all these reasons, TrustLine is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics. The California Department of Social Services and the nonprofit California Child Care Resource and Referral Network administer the program.
To check if a provider is registered on TrustLine or to register, just call 1-800-822-8490. After all, you can never do too much to see that your children are safe.
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It's the Gold Standard for California!
Hiring a nanny is a process usually fraught with anxiety. Ideally, you want someone who shares your ideas on child rearing — everything from feeding times, play dates, naps, and discipline. It’s a big decision.
The more information you can gather about a potential nanny, the more educated your hiring decision will be. The final screening step, the background check, shouldn't be skipped. The protection it brings your child and the peace of mind it will bring you is more than worth the cost. The question is what company conducts background checks specifically for caregivers?
Surely the background check that is conducted for construction workers is not the same as the one used for caregivers. The threshold should be more stringent.
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