• New Background Record Check Regulations Are Effective Immediately

    At its December 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Early Education and Care adopted amendments to the Department of Early Education and Care's (EEC) Criminal Offender and Other Background Record Checks regulations, 606 CMR 14.00. These amendments broaden the scope of the existing regulations by adding new requirements for fingerprint-based checks of national and state criminal history databases and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks from the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB). 

  • Updated Information Regarding Upcoming Changes to Background Record Checks

    EEC will now require Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks and fingerprint-based national and state criminal history background checks -- in addition to the current Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) checks.   These new requirements will impact EEC’s licensed and funded programs such as  family child care, small/large group and school-age child care programs, residential and placement programs, adoptive and foster parents and EEC-funded caregivers.  SORI and fingerprint-based checks immediately apply to all new applications filed on or after September 1, 2013.    All individuals licensed or employed prior to September 1, 2013 will be required to undergo SORI and fingerprint-based checks before September 1, 2016.

  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Background Checks Law

  • Translations of Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Changes to Background Record Checks


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    In August 2010, the Governor signed Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010 (Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Reform Law) into law.  The new statutory provisions of this law took effect on May 4, 2012.  While most of these provisions had no direct impact upon the Background Record Check (BRC) process utilized by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and its licensed and/or funded programs, there were some procedural changes to the process.

  • Interim Optional Policy Regarding Hiring While DCF Check Is Pending

  • Filing 51A Reports

    Describes the process by which staff working in an EEC licensed agency must report allegations of abuse or neglect and the method for filing these reports.