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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 26

Published: September 19, 2012
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

Element #26
TYPE OF CHILD CARE

Definition: Provider types are divided into two broad categories of licensed/regulated and legally operating (no license category available in state or locality). Under each of these categories are four types of providers: 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

 

 

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=Legally operating in-home care provided by a non-relative;
06=Legally operating in-home care provided by a relative;
07=Legally operating family child care provided by a non-relative;
08=Legally operating family child care provided by a relative;
09=Legally operating group home child care provided by a non-relative;
10=Legally operating group home child care provided by a relative;
11=Legally operating center-based care.

Internal Inconsistency

 

 

None

Field Size: 2

Format (NN): Number

Guidance: The age limit requirements have been dropped for reporting purposes only. (Reminder: A relative under 18 cannot be exempt by the state from meeting health and safety standards.)

For reporting purposes, a legally operating, unregulated provider is one which, if not participating in the CCDF program, would not be subject to any state or local child care regulations. According to section 98.2(x) of the Child Care Development Block Grant regulations, "Licensing or regulatory requirements means requirements necessary for a provider to legally provide child care services in a state or locality, including registration requirements established under state, local or tribal law...."