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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 26

Type of Child Care

Published: March 28, 2016
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

Definition

The type of child care setting in which the child received services. Provider types are divided into two broad categories of licensed/regulated and legally operating (no license category available in state or locality). For reporting purposes, a legally operating, unregulated provider is a provider that, if not participating in the CCDF program, would not be subject to any State or local child care regulations. In order to be counted as a regulated provider, the provider must meet State-established standards that are more comprehensive than CCDF health and safety requirements, and be subject to monitoring inspections based on those standards. The “licensed/regulated” and “legally operating without regulation” categories each include four types of providers (each State's definition of these terms apply): in-home, family home, group home, and centers. A relative provider is defined as being at least 18 years of age and who is, by marriage, blood relationships, or court decree, a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt or uncle, or sibling living outside the child's home.

Data Standards

Missing

Always required

Out of Range

01 - 11:
01 -- Licensed/regulated in-home child care
02 -- Licensed/regulated family child care
03 -- Licensed/regulated group home child care
04 -- Licensed/regulated center-based care
05 -- In-home care provided by a non-relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
06 -- In-home care provided by a relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
07 -- Family home child care provided by a non-relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
08 -- Family home child care provided by a relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
09 -- Group home child care provided by a non-relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
10 -- Group home child care provided by a relative in a setting legally operating without regulation
11 -- Child care center legally operating without regulation

Internal Inconsistency

No internal consistency standard.

Field Size

2

Format (NN)

Number

Guidance

Report the two digit code indicating the type of child care setting in which the child was served. Licensing requirements are defined as regulatory requirements, including registration or certification requirements established under State, local, or tribal law, necessary for a provider to legally operate and provide child care services in a State or locality (§98.2). OCC recommends that licensed or regulated providers be subject to third-party monitoring to ensure compliance. The licensed/regulated category does not include providers who simply must sign up to participate in the CCDF program. Programs that have to “sign up” to receive CCDF dollars, but do not have to meet regulatory requirements as described above are considered “legally operating.”

For “unknown/not reported” use a blank or space.

Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016