Audit  Audit of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC)

The audit found QCC could not substantiate that required criminal background checks were performed on some students participating in its Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. The audit examined examined July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: March 26, 2020

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) for the period July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019.

In this performance audit, we examined QCC’s process to ensure compliance with background check requirements for students in early childhood education (ECE) courses and the staff and faculty of QCC’s Children’s School. We also reviewed the Children’s School’s records to determine whether QCC complied with the state Department of Early Education and Care’s licensing guidelines for securing the safety of children.

Below is a summary of our finding and recommendation, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1

QCC did not ensure that all students enrolled in its ECE courses had undergone required background checks.


QCC should develop a documented process to ensure that all students in ECE courses have had the required background checks.


A PDF copy of the audit of Quinsigamond Community College is available here.





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