Interested in becoming a child care provider? Or are you already a child care provider and wish to get some additional information to enhance your facility?
For information about becoming a licensed child care provider contact your CCIS or contact your Regional Day Care Office.
Relative Providers –
CCIS can pay relatives who meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be the grandparent, great grandparent, aunt/uncle or sibling of the children.
- Be authorized to work in the United States – All income is IRS reportable and could impact any benefits your provider receives, such as public assistance, Social Security, unemployment or disability.
- Provide care only in his/her own home or in the parent’s home between the hours of 9pm and 6am if that is when the parent works.
- Provide care for no more than three (3) children
- Be able to provide the CCIS with the following documentation: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of current address and proof of working phone.
- Pass a federal fingerprint clearance ($23.00 cost paid by provider) and prevent the children from being with anyone with a criminal background while they are in care.
- Attend an orientation and sign a provider agreement – If care is going to be provided in your home, the parent must also sign the provider agreement.
A relative caregiver must NOT:
- Live in the same home as the children.
- Be the parent (biological, adoptive, or foster) of any of the children being funded.
If you are interested in providing relative care for a family receiving subsidy, please contact the CCIS office where the family resides.