Background Checks, Numerous Licensing Visits Cited for Keeping Kids Safe
NASHVILLE — The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRA) has released its report card on the state of child care in the U.S., and Tennessee now ranks third in the nation, behind only the Department of Defense and the District of Columbia. The report, entitled “We CAN Do Better,” is a detailed study which reviews standards and oversight that promote health, safety and school readiness of our young children. Tennessee moved up several slots, having been ranked 7th in the 2007 report.
"I’m proud that our Department of Human Services keeps such a close eye on its youngest and most vulnerable citizens,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “Because of their hard work, our children are safe, healthy and ready for school when they leave their child care setting.”