Family Child Care (FCC) Providers

The Department made revisions to Bulletins 139 and 140 that allow Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)-certified Family Child Care (FCC) providers to apply for Academic Approval, starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. 

CCAP-certified FCCs who opt into Academic Approval will participate in the state’s quality rating system and become eligible for related incentives and supports, including: 

  • School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTC);

  • CCAP bonus payments (if site is rated Proficient or higher);

  • Quality improvement supports;

  • And more!

How to become a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider

Academic Approval

Reimbursement Initiatives

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)

Community Network Lead Agencies

School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC)

Child Care Criminal Background Checks (CCCBC)

Family Child Care (FCC) Resources

2022-2023 Family Child Care (FCC) Provider Academic Approval Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Download

Academic Approval Application: Coming soon

Webinar recording: Coming soon

If you would like more information on how you can start,
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