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Cold or Flu… What to Do?

You’ve  probably heard about it on the news or seen it for yourself… we are experiencing an especially active flu season this year. But, how do you know if it’s the flu or just a cold?  Check out  the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for additional information and resources.   Resources and information taken… Read more »

Timing of obtaining fingerprint background checks

Update 1-19-18:  Fieldprint codes have been released and sent to you via email today.  If you have not received the Fieldprint codes at the email designated as the OBI contact email, please contact the Office of Background Investigations at 804-726-7884. Since there was a delay in sending out the Fieldprint codes, the new “go-live” date… Read more »

Virginia Child Care Mapping Project

Child Care Aware of Virginia’s child care mapping project is designed to enable viewers to see the various types of child care programs throughout Virginia. Overlayed with child poverty data (varying shades of red with red shading darkening as poverty levels increase), it is clear that some high poverty areas have few licensed (or quality… Read more »

Early Educators: Thinking About Going Back to School?

There are opportunities for early childhood professionals to increase their skills as educators. Check out these scholarship programs that support Virginia’s most valuable workforce. Pathfinders Flyer 11.13.17 RAInfoSheet RAFAQ VIRGINIA CHILD CARE PROVIDERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (VCCPSP) This scholarship program is for current/potential child care professionals to help improve their knowledge and skills that contribute to… Read more »

VDSS Memo: Fingerprint Communication Update

VDSS Memo: Fingerprint Communication Update #2, 07.17.17 Summary… Fieldprint was awarded the contract for fingerprinting. An implementation plan has not been determined at this time; please continue with business as usual in regards to the completion of background checks. The cost of fingerprinting has been determined. The total cost will cover fees for Fieldprint, Virginia… Read more »

2017 legislative update impacting child care

These memos will inform you of changes in legislation  that passed in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session.  The legislation goes into effect July 1, 2017. Senate Bill 1008 is legislation that affects the Code of Virginia concerning barrier crimes. SB1008 child care PDF House Bill 1568 legislation concerning criminal background check. HB1568 child care… Read more »