Fingerprinting

New York City and New York State agencies require that people who work with children and families be fingerprinted. This process of background checks helps to ensure that those working with children are qualified to do so and that children are kept safe.

New York City Child Care Centers

If you work in a NYC child care center (not located in a DOE public school), you need to be fingerprinted at the NYC Department of Investigation.

You can find more information here, including information about the process and fees:
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1696/fingerprinting-for-center-based-day-care-or-pre-school.

NYC Department of Education

If you work for the NYC Department of Education, you will be required to be fingerprinted through the NYS Education Department.

You can find more information here, including information about the process and fees:
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/fpprocess.html

New York State Child Care and Family Child Care (OCFS)

If you are required to be fingerprinted by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (home-based providers and center providers outside of New York City),

you can find more information here:
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/letterstoproviders/LiveScan/Fingerprinting%20guidelines.pdf
and here:
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/live_scan.asp