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Background Checks & Selection


All NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start staff receive a background check before hire and every 5 years thereafter.


The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family (ODJFS) licenses the Head Start program. The ODJFS requirements are more stringent than the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) requirements, therefore the program meets the stricter ODJFS requirements.

Background checks are performed prior to offering employment. Background checks are completed every 5 years from the date of the most recent background check.  This procedure is monitored by the Center Managers.

The employment status (3.02) and the background checks policy (2.03) can be found in the NOCAC Personnel Policies & Procedures located at www.nocac.org.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.90 (b)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Effective Date:   8/17/17 Reviewed Date:   12/1/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/17/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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