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The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is in the process of revising the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  EEC is holding a series of regional meetings in April 2017 where Program Quality Unit staff will share a draft of the streamlined QRIS standards and solicit feedback from the field.  EEC invites you to participate in one of these meetings. Please note that registration is not required. Questions may be directed to Amy Whitehead-Pleaux at amy.whitehead-pleaux@massmail.state.ma.us

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Important Information Regarding Background Record Check Requirements

EEC now requires Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks and fingerprint-based national and state criminal history background checks. All individuals licensed or employed prior to September 1, 2013 were required to undergo SORI and fingerprint-based checks before September 1, 2016.

In addition, beginning on January 27, 2017, EEC began using a unique identifier (EEC UID) to ensure that individuals cannot register for fingerprinting before receiving a Fingerprint Notification Letter. Fingerprint Notification Letters have been changed to include the individual’s EEC UID, which MorphoTrust will require during the fingerprint registration process. Licensees should reprint and provide current/prospective employees with a copy of their Fingerprint Notification Letter in order to properly register for fingerprinting with MorphoTrust IdentoGO.