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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 will begin 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 and Program Number/Provider ID, which MorphoTrust will require during the fingerprint registration process. Licensees should provide current/prospective employees with a copy of their Fingerprint Notification Letter in order to properly register for fingerprinting with MorphoTrust IdentoGO.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: CCFA BILLING WILL "GO LIVE" ON JULY 1, 2016
Please be advised that on July 1, 2016, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) will fully transition to using the Billing module in the Child Care Financial Assistance System (CCFA). READ MORE.
The official regulations were published on January 1, 2016 and are now effective. Please be advised that these regulations are not the official version of the regulations. As is the case with all state regulations, the official versions are available from the Secretary of State's State Publications and Regulations Division, through the State Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or by calling (617) 727-2834. Official regulations also may be ordered from the State Bookstore on-line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/catidx.htm. While EEC strives to keep the regulations included on this site current, that is not always possible. In the case of any discrepancy between the version on this site, and the official Code of State Massachusetts Regulations published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.