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Childcare Marketplace Care.Com Removes 72 Percent of Listings After Report Reveals Poor Vetting Procedures

Online classifieds can be super helpful because they allow you to see and compare a ton of options immediately. Parents have flocked to — an online childcare marketplace founded in 2006 — that aims to “help families make informed hiring decisions.” However, a report published by The Wall Street Journal earlier this month revealed poor vetting procedures on the site. Now, a new report shows that has deleted about 72 percent of daycares (or around 46,594) from its site. The original report showed that only did a “preliminary screening” of providers. This didn’t include a full background check, verifying credentials, or vetting day-care centers. In some cases, providers were unlicensed or responsible for the deaths of children in their care. The Wall Street Journal also found that in about nine instances over the past six years, a provider listed had a criminal record and “were accused of committing crimes while caring for customers’ children or elderly...

Apr 1, 2019