Right now, when a teacher at a child care center calls in sick, it’s hard to find replacements and do background checks.

Now, the state legislature has cleared the way for child care centers to more easily find qualified substitute teachers.

Emily Bustos with Denver’s Early Childhood Council says the bill creates a new license for agencies to set up pools of substitute teachers “that would be able to vet the substitute teacher, make sure they have their background checks and it’s going to make it a lot easier to get the substitutes that they need very quickly.”

The bill is headed to Gov. Hickenlooper for his signature.