Saturday, October 31, 2009

State Policies for Relative, Friend, Neighbor Providers

Over the past several weeks, I have been working with Michigan's Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) to review state practices and policies regarding initial and ongoing training requirements for relative care and day care aide (friend and neighbor) providers who care for children that qualify for state subsidy payments. We have been looking at requirements for orientation training, infant/toddler specific training, first aid/CPR training, and ongoing training. At the same time, we hope to identify any states that have tiered reimbursement systems in place for these providers that complete extra but non required training. The final report and recommendations to the Department of Human Services will be presented in early to mid November. If you are familiar with these or similar practices in your state, PLEASE consider posting a comment with the information and/or any contact information for further information. Thank you!

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