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CPL Model effective 7/1/18

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

Step Up To Quality Notice Schedule

Provider Communications

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Step Up To Quality Notice Schedule

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

Step Up To Quality Notice Schedule

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

Step Up To Quality Notice Schedule

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

Step Up To Quality Notice Schedule

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

Career Pathways Level Update

Provider Communications

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Provider-Communications.stm

State Plan Draft FFY 2019-2021

State Plan Draft FFY 2019-2021 for Public Hearing  

Public Hearing Notice  

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/State-Plan-2019-2021.stm

Approved Child Day Camps FAQs

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

If you are interested in opening a Child Day Camp Program, please click here.

 

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. 

Day Camp Technical Assistance Letter #23 outlines the differences between Registered Child Day Camp programs and ODJFS-Approved Child Day Camps. Please click here to access this TA letter.

Approved Child Day Camps Frequently Asked Questions 4/2018  

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.   

To complete staff orientation training for Approved Day Camp Program staff members, please click here.

  • If you have completed the child day camp pre-camp orientation training as a day camp owner and are required to take the staff orientation training, you do not need to take the training again as the pre-camp orientation meets the rule requirement. Completion of the pre-camp orientation training is documented in the Ohio Professional Registry and will verify you have completed the training. 

 

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

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/