New Policy Interpretation Questions on Background Checks

The Office of Child Care has just released guidance to States, Territories, and Tribes on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) background check requirements. The guidance:

  • Clarifies the applicability of background check requirements, including making clear that checks are not required for staff of license-exempt, non-CCDF providers.
  • Describes State flexibility on how to proceed when all results are not received within 45 days.
  • Explains that the FBI fingerprint check satisfies the requirement for a State criminal records check in a State that participates in the National Fingerprint File program.
  • Clarifies that States have flexibility to determine which health and safety trainings are required prior to serving children unsupervised.


Download a copy of the Policy Interpretation Questions.