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SUTQ Payment Estimator Tool

SUTQ is a five-star quality rating and improvement system that recognizes and promotes child care programs that exceed minimum health and safety licensing regulations. Star-rated programs that provide publicly funded child care receive additional funding based on their ratings. This additional funding is a percentage of their base pay rate for publicly funded child care services. This tool is designed to help programs estimate the weekly and annual payments they could potentially receive for each star rating they achieve.

NOTE: This tool generates estimates, not exact payment amounts. For more information about publicly funded child care payment rates and SUTQ payment enhancements by program type, payment category, location and SUTQ rating, see Ohio Administrative Code rule 5101: 2-16-41. There are base rates for SUTQ rated and non-rated programs. To see payment rates for publicly funded child care services in each of Ohio’s counties, click here.

Article source: http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/sutqcalculator/

2017 Child Care Licensing Annual Report

 

 Child Care Summary:
 To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children while in care through licensing / certifying and regulatory activities.

 Child Care Mission:
 Through public and private partnership, ODJFS Child Care will work to improve the availability and quality of child care for Ohio's children and families and enhance the delivery of service to families eligible and in  need of child care, especially subsidized care.

 Child Care Vision:
 All adults caring for young children will have access to an array of services and supports needed to ensure the provision of high quality child care for the children they serve.

 To receive information to stay up to date on child care policy pleaseclick here

 To contact an ODJFS Child Care Employee please access theChild Care Contact Information 

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/BCCD.stm

Day Camp Background Check Information and Instructions for Webcheck

Day Camps  

 

"Child day camp" means a program in which only school children attend or participate. "School child" means a child who is enrolled in or is eligible to be enrolled in a grade of kindergarten or above and who is less than fifteen years old.   

The camp's program shall meet the following requirements:  

  • The child day camp shall offer a program that operates for no longer than seven hours per day. The seven hours do not include transportation time from a child's home to the child day camp and from a child day camp to a child's home, and does not include transportation to and from pick-up and drop-off sites which are not the child's home.    
  • The program may schedule one or more overnight activities in conjunction with its child day camp operation.   

  • The camp may serve children for more than twenty-four consecutive hours while also serving school children who attend seven or fewer hours per day.  
          
  • The child day camp shall operate only during one or more public school district's regular vacation periods or for no more than fifteen weeks during the summer.   

  •  The child day camp shall operate outdoor activities for all children who participate in the program for a minimum of fifty percent of each day that children attend or participate in the program, except for any day when hazardous weather conditions prevent the program from operating outdoor activities for a minimum of fifty per cent of that day.   

Day Camp Rules - Click here to be directed to Chapter 5101:2-18 Child Day Camps emanual which contains all rules, forms, procedure and manual letters

 

Registered Child Day Camps - Registration of child day camps with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is required by sections 5104.21 and 5104.22 of the Ohio Revised Code. Registrations must be submitted through the Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System (OCLQS). Please contact the Child Care Help Desk, option 1, to gain access to OCLQS. 

 
Approved Child Day Camps - Approved child day camp means a child day camp that is approved to enter into a provider agreement to provide publicly funded child care pursuant to rule 5101:2-16-44 of the  Administrative Code. Approved child day camps shall meet one of the following requirements:

  •   Be accredited by the American camp association (ACA).
  •   Be accredited by any nationally recognized organization that accredits child day camps by using standards that the ODJFS has determined are substantially similar and comparable to those of the ACA. 

 For an overview of the 10/29/17 rule changes and background check process for child day camps as well as the BCI and FBI reason codes that should be selected when completing fingerprints on or after 10/29/17, please click  here.   

 

 
 
Bureau of Child Care Licensing and Monitoring Registered Day Camp Summary

Web Based Search for Child Day Camps  

For more information contact:

Child Care Policy Help Desk at:
1-877-302-2347 Option 4 or email: childcarepolicy@jfs.ohio.gov

 

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/daycamps.stm

Moderate and Serious Risk Non-Compliance Guidelines

Child Care Provider Technical Assistance Letters

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Technical-Assistance-Letters.stm

Background Check Process

Effective October 29,2017 - The following documents and information pertain to the new background check process outlined in OAC rules effective 10/29/17.   

   

Background Check Instructions for Webcheck- this document outlines the BCI and FBI reason codes that should be selected when completing fingerprints on or after 10/29/17.  

Background Check Process- this is an overview of rule changes and processes related to the background check process effective 10/29/17.  

Prohibitive Convictions- this document lists all prohibitive convictions and rehabilitation standards effective 10/29/17.  

Child Care Staff Member/Employee Requirements – this document is a helpful guide to determine which documents need to be on file for an individual on or after 10/29/17.  

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Background_Check_Process.stm

Step Up To Quality One- to Five-Star Requirement Summaries

Step Up To Quality Overview

Program Standards

Guidance Document

Rules and Forms

Professional Development

Career Pathways Level

Program Web-based Training

Marketing Materials

Additional Resources

Early Learning Assessment

Quality Achievement Awards

Article source: http://earlychildhoodohio.org/sutq/Guidance-Document.stm

UPDATED

Child Care Provider Technical Assistance Letters

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Technical-Assistance-Letters.stm

Updated Background Check Process Document

**Current through OCTOBER 28, 2017: Please follow the background check process outlined in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 5101:2-12-09, 2-13-09 and 2-14-09 until October 28, 2017. The following form is to be submitted to the Webcheck agencies if submitting fingerprints on or before October 28, 2017. **  

 BCI Records Request

Effective October 29,2017 - The following documents and information pertain to the new background check process outlined in OAC rules effective 10/29/17. The information and processes outlined in these documents are not effective until 10/29/17.  

   

Background Check Instructions for Webcheck- this document outlines the BCI and FBI reason codes that should be selected when completing fingerprints on or after 10/29/17.  

New Background Check Process- this is an overview of rule changes and processes related to the background check process effective 10/29/17.  

Prohibitive Convictions- this document lists all prohibitive convictions and rehabilitation standards effective 10/29/17.  

Child Care Staff Member/Employee Requirements – this document is a helpful guide to determine which documents need to be on file for an individual on or after 10/29/17.  

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Background_Check_Process.stm

Ohio Child Care Market Rate Survey Information and Provider Rate Information Entry Requirement

Child Care Provider Technical Assistance Letters

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Technical-Assistance-Letters.stm

ODJFS eManual Notification Change

What is a RSS feed?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way for websites to distribute information, such as news items, recent changes, or important announcements. Using RSS, a website can "feed" this information to subscribers automatically.

How do I use an RSS feed?

To subscribe to a RSS feed, you need a program called a RSS reader. If you are using an employer-provided computer/device, contact your local IT staff to find out what RSS readers are available. Otherwise, you can search for RSS reader software, many of which are available to use for free. If you're using a mobile device, search for "rss reader" in the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices.

To subscribe to this feed:

  1. Right-click the feed link above (look for the icon), then choose Copy Shortcut, Copy Link Location, or Copy link address. (On a Mac, click while holding the Control key instead of right-clicking.)
  2. Paste the URL into the appropriate location in your RSS reader. See the directions provided by your RSS reader for details.

To unsubscribe from this feed:

  1. Remove the feed from the list of subscribed feeds in your RSS reader. Please the directions provided by your RSS reader for details.

Using Outlook 2013 or 2016 as your RSS reader

To subscribe to this feed using Outlook:

  1. Right-click the feed link above (look for the icon), then choose Copy Shortcut, Copy Link Location, or Copy link address. (On a Mac, click while holding the Control key instead of right-clicking.)
  2. In Outlook, right-click on the RSS Subscriptions or RSS Feeds folder and choose Add a New RSS Feed.
  3. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, paste the link address into the box provided.
  4. Click Add.
  5. When the Add this RSS Feed to Outlook? dialog appears, click OK.

To unsubscribe from this feed using Outlook:

  1. In Outlook, under on the RSS Subscriptions or RSS Feeds folder, locate the folder containing the RSS feed. For example: ODJFS eManuals: Family Assistance - Child Care.
  2. Right-click the folder containing the feed, and choose Delete folder.
  3. Click Yes.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

The preceding links and instructions are provided for informational purposes only. Your local computer usage policy may place restrictions on the installation and/or use of specific software. Please contact your local IT staff for more information and assistance with any such software.

Article source: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/feed/help/