EEC Background Record Checks

In accordance with state and federal law, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) requires rigorous and thorough Background Record Checks (BRC) to ensure the safety of children in child care programs.

An EEC BRC includes a Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check through the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS); a Department of Children and Families (DCF) check for supported findings of abuse or neglect; a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check through the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB); a fingerprint-based check of state and national criminal history databases; and, when applicable, a search of the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) database or out of state records for any known criminal history, child welfare, and sex offender information where applicants have lived in the past five years.

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