Our Screening Process

We produce results for our client families through our continuous recruiting and screening efforts.

Candidates are identified through a variety of resources:

  • Classified advertising
  • On-line job sites
  • Social media
  • College placement offices and
  • Word of mouth referrals

Families using our service can be confident that candidates have met our basic requirements for representation:

  • A minimum of five years professional childcare experience.
  • The ability to provide a verifiable work history.
  • A minimum of three childcare references (must be non relatives).
  • Fluency in English.
  • Legally able to accept employment in the United States.
  • A high school diploma though many candidates have education beyond that level.
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • Criminal and sexual abuse background checks
Qualified candidates who have been through our screening process have completed these checks:
PRESCREENING ONLINE APPLICATION

Submitted by interested applicants and reviewed by agency staff. Online applications are assessed for written English skills, basic experience and marketability..

PHONE INTERVIEW

Conducted by agency staff to assess spoken English skills, ability to meet agency requirements and provide references..

EXTENSIVE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Requires applicants to document seven years of employment history, their education and complete an inventory of skills and duties they are interested in..

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Candidates spend 45 minutes with agency staff. We conduct a thorough review of their work history and childcare experience. Includes open-ended questions to assess knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice, standards of professionalism and a true desire to work with children..

CHILDCARE REFERENCES CHECKED

Each reference is personally checked by agency staff using our custom-designed format with both open-ended and yes or no questions..

EMPLOYMENT IS VERIFIED

We verify going back 5 year.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

Checks are conducted by an independent security firm. These include social security verification, national criminal and sex offender registry check, check for criminal convictions in counties of residence..

VERIFICATION

We also verify drivers license number, state of issue, status and any violations..