New Federal Background Check Requirements – due 9/30/19
There are important new federal requirements for background checks that affect most child care providers. This is the first in a series of updates to help providers meet these requirements.
What is New?
- Background checks are more comprehensive, meaning that additional registries are checked to learn criminal, sex offender and child abuse or neglect histories.
- License-exempt providers who receive Care 4 Kids funding must now get background checks through the OEC (except youth camps and unlicensed Care 4 Kids providers related to all children in care).
- All child care providers, staff members, volunteers, and household members must get a comprehensive background check every 5 years.
Child care providers must meet these requirements by September 30, 2019. We know that these expanded comprehensive background check requirements may be a lot of work for you. OEC is working to make this as easy as possible.