Fingerprinting For National Background Checks

Curious Baby Boy Studying Nursery RoomThe Early Childhood Educational Advisor is available to provide free fingerprinting to child care center staff, preschool teachers and child care home providers who reside in Hamilton, Humboldt & Wright Counties. The Advisor is trained and has the equipment to roll fingerprints.

Beginning in July 2010 licensed child care facilities in Iowa were required to have all staff fingerprinted for the purpose of a national record check. Beginning July 2013 all registered Child Care Home Providers were required to do the same.

The center director or child care provider is responsible for setting up the appropriate accounts with the state and sending the prints in for evaluation.