Early Childhood Education
Fingerprinting Procedures for Okaloosa and Walton Counties
All early childhood students entering the Bachelor's Program in Early Childhood Education must be finger printed and complete a background screening.
If you are not currently employed in DCF licensed child care program or a military
child care program, you will need to complete the following procedures in order to
obtain the required clearance letter:
- Call Ms. Anderson, Staff Assistant for Teacher Education at (850) 729-6440 to schedule
an appointment to complete the required information online to apply to be finger printed.
Required information will include name, social security number, date of birth, race,
- Student must take the DCF Live Scan Background Screening Submission Form along with
a photo id to the live scan company to be fingerprinted.
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- Notify Ms. Sandlin by Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you have completed the fingerprint process.
- Once the background clearance letter has been returned to the Director of Teacher Education, the student will be eligible to begin a field experience. A copy of the clearance letter will be given to the student for the student's personal records. A copy will be maintained in the student's file in the teacher education department.