Provider Regulations and Standards
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program requires child care providers receiving CCDF funding to meet certain standards of health and safety. These standards are called Provider Eligibility Standards (PES). These laws affect registered ministries and legally licensed exempt providers (LLEP), both home-based and center-based, that choose to accept CCDF vouchers.
- Increase to exempt provider reimbursement rates:
- The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) recently held several webinars on these new laws. If you were unable to attend one of these webinars you can view the PowerPoint presentation used during the session by clicking here.
- Important changes to the CCDF provider eligibility laws effective July 1, 2015 (Note: This new law DOES NOT affect licensed providers.)
- The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning will be mailing out a series of letters and will also have webinars with more guidance on the new laws.
- To view a copy of the letters that were mailed out, please click on the appropriate link below:
- New law effective July 1, 2015, English, Spanish
- Nutritional requirements, English letter / resources, Spanish letter / resources
- Requirements on staff-to-child ratios and group sizes, English, Spanish
- Daily activities and safe conditions, English, Spanish
- Requirements on ongoing training, English letter / resources, Spanish letter / resources