EMERGENCY CHILD CARE FACILITIES
When a community is in crisis and their present child care facilities are not meeting the child care needs of essential employees, temporary Emergency Child Care Facilities can be opened.
Oversight from Child Care Licensing is required when the care being offered meets the definition of child care, which is "continuous care and supervision of 5 or more qualifying children that is in place of care ordinarily provided by a parent in the parent's home, for less than 24 hours a day, and for direct or indirect compensation". (A qualifying child is defined as "a child who is younger than 13 years old and is the child of a person other than the child care provider or caregiver, a child with a disability who is younger than 18 years old and is the child of a person other than the provider or caregiver, or a child who is younger than 4 years old and is the child of the provider or a caregiver.")
When providing care that meets the above definition of child care, providers are to:
- Submit a Facility Application. Put the initials "ECC" before the name so we know the application is for Emergency Child Care.
- Read the Emergency Child Care Manual.
- Watch the Emergency Child Care Provider Preservice Training.
- Have your caregivers watch the Emergency Child Care Caregiver Preservice Training.
- Submit and authorize a background check form for each covered individual by following the How to Submit Background Check Forms Instructions. The fees and the fingerprint submission are temporarily waived for Emergency Child Care Facilities.
- Have an inspection from Child Care Licensing. A licensor will contact you with the date and time of the inspection. The Emergency Child Care Inspection Checklist will be used for the inspection.
When enrolling children in an Emergency Child Care Facility, parents/legal guardians are to bring a completed Child Enrollment Form for each child with them.