Georgians who want to work in a licensed child-care center will have to pass a federal fingerprint background check starting January 1st. Currently, child-care workers undergo a state-based check. But officials say that can miss criminal history in other states.
Nearly 1,100 Georgia preschool teachers are getting an extra few hundred dollars this week. The checks are worth between $250 and $1,250 for early childhood educators who have furthered their education by earning a new certificate or a new degree.