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

Step Up To Quality Overview

Program Standards

Guidance Document

Rules and Forms

Professional Development

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Program Web-based Training

Marketing Materials

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

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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/

Tummy Time Provider Tips

 

Child care licensing regulations are designed to reduce the risk of harm to children while they are participating in out of home care. In examining national research, state statistics, and the best practices of states that have been recognized as having effective licensing systems, Ohio has identified those rule areas which could lead to the greatest risk of harm. These rules were also looked at through the lens of meeting three criteria: any non-compliances must be observable, not inferable; they must truly lead to the greatest risk of harm to children; and they must be defendable.  

The most egregious offenses are considered Serious Risk Non-Compliance (SRNC) and are 6 points.  Moderate Risk Non -Compliance (MRNC) are 3 points.  All other non-compliances are considered ‘low risk’ and valued as 1 point.  

Center SRNC/MRNC Point Values   

Family Child Care SRNC/MRNC Point Values  

 Summary of Child Care Licensing Moderate and Serious Risk Non-Compliances for Child Care Centers

Serious Risk Non-Compliance Reduction and Removal for Step Up To Quality for Centers  

Serious Risk Non-Compliance Reduction and Removal for Step Up To Quality for Family Child Care Providers  

View the Child Care Center and Family Child Care New Inspection Protocol CCCMPL 11.

     Compliance Resources       

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

State Plan 2016-2018

State Plan Background Extension Approval July 2017  

State Plan Background Extension June 2017  

State Plan Approval Letter May 2017  


State Plan FFY 2016-2018 Revisions Submitted April 2017  

 State Plan FFY 2016-2018 Waiver Requests Submitted October 2016  

State Plan FFY 2016-2018 - original   

Article source: http://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/State-Plan-2016-2018.stm

Publicly Funded Child Care draft rules


Upcoming Policy Changes     

The following rules will be effective as noted below.  They have been through the entire rule making process and are no longer open for public comment or revisions. The rules are posted here for you to access prior to the rules being published and effective. When the rules are published to the eManuals website, they will no longer appear in this section. 

Publicly Funded Child Care draft rules- effective July 9, 2017   

 

Rules
 
The emanuals website contains all rules, forms, procedure and manual letters.  To receive email notifications for rule and policy updates published to the eManuals site click here
 
Click on the chapter name to go directly to the following rules.
 

Chapter 12: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/ChildCareCenter

Chapter 13: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/FamilyChildCare/

Chapter 14: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/InHomeAide/

Chapter 15, 16, 17: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/ChildCareManual/

Chapter 18:  http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/ChildCare/DayCamp/

For an overview of topics in the Child Care Center rules manual, please refer to this table of contents.

For an overview of topics in the Family Child Care Center rules manual, please refer to this table of contents.   

Before a Rule becomes effective it must go through a clearance process and a public hearing.  
        The following links are updated often:
               Child Care Clearance Items
               Proposed Rules and Public Hearing Notices 
               Click here to register to receive Clearance notifications for ODJFS 
               Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)  


 

  

 

 For an overview of the rule making process, please click here.  

Child Care Forms  

Forms can be accessed from Forms Central at http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/inter.asp  

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

MusclMasster LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Al-Er-G Capsules Because it Contains the Banned Substance Ephedra

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Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error

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