The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) now requires Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks and fingerprint-based national and state criminal history database checks in addition to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Department of Children and Families (DCF) background record checks for programs licensed, approved or funded by EEC.
These additional checks will better protect children in programs licensed, approved or funded by EEC and will comply with legislative changes enacted on September 3, 2013.
All programs licensed, approved or funded by EEC that hired staff on or after September 1, 2013 are required to maintain a list of those employees, volunteers and/or interns so that they receive fingerprint checks. All individuals licensed or employed prior to September 1, 2013 will be fingerprinted beginning in April 2014. Read more at http://www.hrknowledge.com/guest-post-updated-information-background-checks-required-department-early-education-care/.
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