OEC Background Check Forms

Everyone who is required to complete a background check through the Office of Early Childhood must complete four steps:

  1. Complete and sign an“Authorization for Release of Information from DCF” form,
  2. Read all three sections of “FBI Privacy Notices” and sign the form,
  3. Have their Fingerprints collected, preferably digitally by 211 Child Care
  4. Pay the processing fee. OEC is paying this fee for fingerprints submitted digitally or postmarked by April 1, 2022 or until the allocated funds are exhausted, whichever happens first.

Both forms, the fingerprints, and (after April 1, 2022) the processing fee must be received by OEC to process a background check.

Go Paperless!!  Fulfill the first two requirements right here by completing the digital  DCF form and FBI Privacy Notices document.

When you are done, you can schedule an appointment to get fingerprinted digitally by 211 Child Care for free!


Covid-19 safety requirements for  all appointments.

If you are currently sick or experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19,  you must delay scheduling an appointment until you have been symptom-free for at least 14 days.  If you feel sick on the day of your appointment, do not come!  Call 1-800-500-1000 to cancel. Upon your arrival you will be required to:

  1. Submit to no-touch temperature scan. Anyone with an elevated temperature will be asked to reschedule their appointment once their temperature has normalize. Anyone refusing the temperature scan will not be admitted into the building.
  2. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all time.
  3. Maintain the required social distancing protocols.
  4. Only the person being fingerprinted will be allowed into the building. The only exceptions to this are: someone acting as an interpreter, someone accompanying a minor (age 16 or 17 only), or someone providing medical assistance services to the person being fingerprinted.
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